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Hi all,

I've got a site on webfaction set up at 'mysite.username.webfactional.com'; now I would like that site to be reached using another subdomain, eg 'sub.example.com', which I control via godaddy.

This is what I've done:

  1. I used godaddy admin panel to add the subdomain, and pointed it to 'mysite.username.webfactional.com' with the masking option turned on

  2. In webfaction control panel, I added the 'sub.example.com' subdomain to the domains list, and added that to the subdomain column on the websites menu.

Is that the right way of doing this? Still I can't see no results though.. or is it because of the delay in updating the dns records?

thanks, Mike

asked 29 Mar '12, 09:31

mike
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edited 29 Mar '12, 09:32

The issue was due to the delay in updating the dns records - almost 20 hours.

(30 Mar '12, 11:15) mike

On GoDaddy, you should only need to point sub.example.com to your server's IP via an A record. Then in our Control Panel add sub.example.com to your domain list as you have. Then add that domain to your website entry in the Control Panel.

If you have any problems and would like us to take a closer look, please open a support ticket.

https://help.webfaction.com/

permanent link

answered 29 Mar '12, 11:12

bmeyer71 ♦♦
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out of interest, what's an 'A record' ?

(30 Mar '12, 11:16) mike

It's the domain's record that usually maps its hostname to an IP address.

You can find more info about DNS record types in a wikipedia article here.

(30 Mar '12, 11:31) iliasr ♦♦

An A record is a DNS record type and stands for: address record

You can read more on it here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_record#A

(30 Mar '12, 11:33) bmeyer71 ♦♦

Is this still the way to go about it if the main domain (example.com) is also hosted with GoDaddy? Will url rewriting be required to maintain the sub.example.com throughout the session of a WordPress application?

(06 Jul '13, 20:28) thedrizzle

Yes, this still applies. And you should not need to do any rewriting to keep the URL if it's using an A record.

(06 Jul '13, 20:45) waynek

thank you much

(06 Jul '13, 21:12) thedrizzle
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