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How to add a subdomain to the Hostwinds Cloud DNS manager

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What is a Subdomain?

A subdomain is a way to have a secondary server or service running on a domain. It can be another website that contains it’s own unique content without an entirely new domain needed to be created. Alternatively, it can be another service entirely, like or

How Do I Create a Subdomain In Hostwinds Cloud DNS?

You can setup a subdomain in Cloud DNS by heading to Network > Domains from Cloud Control.

Step 1: Click Actions > Records on the domain you want to add a subdomain to.

Step 2: Decide if you want to use a CNAME or an A record

Step 2a: If the subdomain is hosted on the same IP address as the domain, a CNAME record can be used pointing it to the main domain name.

Step 2b: If the subdomain is hosted on a different IP, an A record will be used to point it to the other IP address.

Step 3: With the record type selected, enter the subdomain name by itself in the second field.

Step 4a: If using a CNAME, enter the main domain in the 3rd field

Step 4b: If using an A record, enter the new IP address.

Step 5: Leaving the TTL at the default 3600 seconds (1 hour), click Add.

The DNS for the subdomain has been created, you can now add a virtual host on your server to listen.