01-11-2017, 03:40 PM #1
How to point subdomain to another server?
I'm using WHM/cPanel and I had my domain name hosted on an IP, just wondering how can I setup a sub domain to point to a different server independently without a redirection?
01-11-2017, 04:30 PM #2
You should just be able to change the DNS for that subdomain in the DNS zone for the domain. Just point those records at the other server.
01-12-2017, 05:43 AM #3
You can login to your DNS management for your domain and add an a record for your sub-domain. The below is a sample record in from my DNS zone. ftp1 would be your sub-domain name. The 0.0.0.0 should be replace with the ip of your other server.
ftp1 A - IPv4 Address 0.0.0.0
01-12-2017, 08:32 AM #4
One question more, Instead of pointing for a sub domain, I can point for a sub folder
/myblog/ will be hosted on other hosting servers.
I have not ever done this in the past.
01-12-2017, 09:26 AM #5
For Cpanel edit of DNS record check out this link https://documentation.cpanel.net/display/ALD/Edit+DNS+Zone.
In Cpanel click on simple DNS zone editor. You will get that screen in the image. In the name box of add an A record put in the sub-domain name. In the address box of add an A record is the I.Pv4.0 address of the hosting server. After fill in that two box you can click add an A record.
For redirection you need to use .htaccess file with rewrite engine. You can add the below to the .htaccess file on your web-root directory.
Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine On Redirect 301 /myblog http://myblog.yourdomain.com/
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01-12-2017, 01:49 PM #6
01-12-2017, 02:12 PM #7
01-12-2017, 02:19 PM #8
That does not seem to be the correct zone file.
It needs to be the zone file from the domain that has the sub domain you want to point somewhere else.
WHM creates addon domains as a redirected subdomain for the domain but sub domains are still sub domains.
for example subdomain.domain.com you would need the zone file for domain.com
01-12-2017, 06:06 PM #9
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