Subdomains


#1

I was wondering if it is possible to add a subdomain which isnt hosted by dreamhost, just to point to an IP, like if i wanted my computer by home.mydomain.com so I dont have to memorize the IP, i was looking through the panel but didnt see anywhere to do this.


#2

Under “Domains” in the panel, the “DNS” tab lets you make custom entries into your DNS records to do things like what you want.

– Dan


#3

under domains on the left side i only have:
Overview
Manage domains
Registrations
Reg Transfer
Remap Sub-dir
Anonymous FTP

no DNS tab to select.


#4

oh I guess i gotta manually do it through support according to:
https://panel.dreamhost.com/kbase/index.cgi?area=2031&keyword=subdomain ip

since I have the “crazy domain insane plan” well I guess that isnt a huge issue since I really only have one IP I want to have a DNS entry too


#5

If you have a fixed IP, then I guess you can use the Panel.
If you don’t have a fixed IP, then I can recommend services like no-ip.com where you can get a DNS name for your computer – but this won’t use a subdomain of your own domain.

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#6

yeah its static IP i want to make a DNS entry for


#7

I often connect to my home comptuer using tight VNC, and sometimes my IP will change - as I’ve got DSL. So what I did so I don’t have to memorize my ip, or have to worry if it changes while I’m gone is this:

I have a program running on my windows machine called Keep me posted. It runs as a background windows process so I never see it. It uses a site like whatismyip.com to read my external IP address, puts that into a html page, and uploads it via FTP to my website.

I set it up to upload about every 30 min, and put it in a directory that’s password protected via htaccess. So now I can just pop onto an easly remimbered sub-directory and see my comptuers IP address from anywhere.

Perhaps this, or something similiar will work for you?

-Matttail