What do I need to set up on my server to receive a DNS repoint?

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maxbrooker / 21 Points
2012-07-27 11:24 am EST
Dns Nameserver Changes
I have changed the A-Record and CNAME of a domain name I own (managed elsewhere) to point to my webhostinghub IP Address. After DNS propagation the web address now shows me a basic webhostinghub page with the name echub22.webhostinghub.com.

What do I need to do in my CPANEL now to get it to go to a subdirectory on my account. I've been told to set up a subdomain and then a DNS alias. Which I have tried but can't get to work.

I've never done this before, so need step by step guide please.


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16,589 Points
2012-07-27 1:42 pm EST
Hello Maxbrooker,

If you're trying to bring the internet traffic HERE using an A record, then you need to create the corresponding subdomain here in the cpanel - under domains.

A Cname is an alias. So, if you want to refer to a subdomain with a different URL, you would create that CNAME.

For example, if you're trying get people to go to xyz.com/sub1/ but you want to use the word calendar instead. The resulting URL would be calendar.primarydominname.com.

Here's a much more thorough explanation of building a CNAME:

How to create a CNAME

If you have any further questions, please contact technical support or leave a comment at the bottom of the page.


Arnel C.

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