How to add a subdomain that points to an IP address

While a domain, or domain name, is used to create a memorable address for a website, a subdomain (for example, can be used to do the same for a specific section of a website.

Subdomains are not the same as addon domains or parked domains. To learn about the differences between the three types of domain, see this HostPapa knowledge base article: The difference between addon domains, parked domains and subdomains.

To learn how to create a subdomain in My cPanel and point it to a folder on your server, read this article: What is a subdomain? However, if you wish the subdomain to point to a specific IP address, follow these steps:

Log in to the HostPapa Dashboard and select My cPanel from the top navigation menu. Scroll down to Domains and click the Zone Editor link.


Click +A Record.

Zone Editor

In the panel that appears, enter your desired subdomain in the Name text box and the IP address you wish the subdomain to point to.

Add an A Record

Click the Add an A Record button to save your settings.

For further questions, or if you need help, please open a support ticket from your HostPapa Dashboard. Follow this link to learn how.

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