Creating a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains you have within a hosting account will enable you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain it is being redirected to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party provider and keep a functional email service with the first provider. Additionally, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's regularly confused with the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address you own through one provider to the servers of some other company if you have set up a site with the latter. In this way, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we offer with each and every web hosting, will allow you to create CNAME records for every single domain address or subdomain hosted in the account with several clicks. If you are not confident how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that's available within the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, even though it is unlikely you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, type the hostname you're redirecting to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control of your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to set up such records easily.