Hostname Trouble


#1

I want to make a sub-domain name point to an ip address so say i have a website on my home computer and my home computers ip address is 123.123.123.123 Example myhostname.subdomain.com show the content on my home server 123.123.123.123 i dont want ip redirection or and iframe. Can anyone help with this?


#2

navigate in the panel to manage domains: https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=domain.manage&

click “DNS” for the domain in question.

Second block down on that page “Add a custom DNS record to mydomain.com

You want an A record.


#3

Ok ill try that thanks


#4

hmm, i haven’t looked into this for almost a year, but i seem to recall using a CNAME when I pointed a subdomain to an external server…


#5

hmm, i guess it depends on where you are pointing… If the remote site is already named within DNS then a CNAME record would indeed be appropriate. Pointing at an IP address as the OP mentioned would require an A record would it not?


#6

ah, you’re probably right. it’s not an area i’m very well familiar with. i’ve just checked and all my CNAMEs go to names, As go to IPs