Hosting Sub-Domain somewhere else


#1

Greetings:

Current situation:

  • I have purchased a domain name along with one year registration.
  • This domain is hosted with DreamHost ( i.e., NS with DreamHost )

Now I need to host a sub-domain on another web server.

How can I do that? I have tried adding A records against the domain, but it is not working?

Cheers;


#2
  1. add the subdomain to your hosting plan via DH panel --> Domains --> Manage Domains --> Add new domain / sub domain
  2. change DNS records to your hosting provider via DH panel --> Domains --> Manage Domains --> DNS
  3. add the subdomain to the hosting plan with your provider.

It will take few hours for the DNS to propagate.


#3

to clarify: when you add the sub-domain to your account you will need to scroll all the way down on the ‘add’ page to the bottom section titled DNS only.

if you add the sub-domain using the entries at the top of the add page A-records will be automatically generated that point to dreamhost, and those automatically generated records con’t be deleted.


#4

Super thanks![hr]
Not working, maybe I am not getting it.

I clicked on Addd new domain/sub-domain.
Scrolled down to the bottom, I see the DNS only section.
I see following:

Domain to host DNS for:
No sub-domains.

I see the text box.
Now what should I do? I try to enter the subdomain name and click Host Dns ONLY, it gives me error:

You cannot add DNS management to subdomains.

Now what? :\

[hr]
Found this:

And it worked… yay!


#5

Glad you got it working!

I think your problem was that you had already added the sub-domain as fully hosted sub-domain.

At that point you can ‘remove hosting’ on the sub-domain from the manage domains tab of the panel.

Or you can just delete the sub-domain and add it back as DNS only.

and remember, DNS propagation can take time, it’s not always instant unless you have your workstation/laptop etc’s DNS servers set to dreamhost, and even then remember the rest of the world may still take time to propagate before they can see the site.


#6

Thanks mate.

Yup, I know the how things work.

Cheers;


#7

Really just wanted to clarify for anyone that might find this thread later while researching something. :wink: