Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domains or subdomains that you have in a hosting account allows you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being forwarded to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to redirect your domain to a third-party provider and keep a working email service with the first hosting provider. Additionally, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's frequently confused with the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain name you own through one company to the servers of another company if you have created a website with the latter. By doing this, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually seems a challenging task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every Linux semi-dedicated service that we offer, is very simple to use. If you need to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will have to do will be to select the domain or subdomain you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be 100 % active and within a couple of hours it's going to propagate around the globe. If you aren't sure what you need to do, we have prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located within that very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance whenever you want.