How to Create a Sub-Domain and Point it to an IP

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How to Create a Sub-Domain and Point it to an IP

The process of creating a sub-domain may vary depending on how you’ve got your domain set up.

Please note there are two ways in-which a sub-domain is setup, please read the titles are select the right one for you.

1.If your Website is hosted using an All-In-One solution with cPanel access.

Please note as each service has a different user-interface, these steps may vary slightly.

    1. Sign in to your cPanel portal for your Hosting Service.
    2. Select your Domain/Website.
    3. Select ‘Subdomains’ under the Domain.
    4. Create a Sub-domain in your public_html folder.
    5. Select the ‘Create’ button.
    6. Next, Navigate to the cPanel.
    7. Select the ‘Zone Editor’.
    8. Beside the Domain, click the ‘+ A Record’ button.

      • a. Fill in the Name as the (newly created sub-domain) and Address as the IP to which the Sub-domain should be pointed to (Eg: 209.59.190.88).
    9. Click the ‘Add an A Record’ button to save your settings.

 

2.If you’ve purchased your domain from a registrar like GoDaddy, NameCheap, etc. and have the domain pointed to your hosting service.

Please note as each service has a different user-interface, these steps may vary slightly.

  1. Sign in to your domain registrar of choice (GoDaddy, NameCheap, etc.)
  2. Select your domain name.
  3. Select the domain setting.
  4. Select Advanced DNS Settings.
  5. Under ‘Records’, select ‘Add new record’.
  6. In the ‘Type’ dropdown, select “A”.
  7. Complete the required fields:
    1. Host: The name of the sub-domain. Eg: navotar.com
    2. Points to: The IP address the domain should point to. Eg: 59.190.88
    3. TTL: How long the server should cache the information. Eg: 1 hour.
  8. Select ‘Save’ to save your record.

A guide from GoDaddy: https://www.godaddy.com/help/create-a-subdomain-4080

A guide from NameCheap: https://www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/article.aspx/9776/2237/how-to-create-a-subdomain-for-my-domain

 

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