Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domain names or subdomains that you've got within a hosting account will allow you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all of its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the Internet domain it's being pointed to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party provider and retain a functional email service with the first hosting provider. Additionally, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's generally mistaken for the A record of the domain name being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain you own through one company to the servers of some other company in case you have set up an Internet site with the latter. By doing this, the website will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which our company offers with each and every Linux website hosting service, will permit you to create CNAME records for every domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you aren't sure how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that is available in the CP, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, even though it is not likely that you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, type the hostname that you're pointing to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control of your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to set up this kind of records easily.