When you're exploring the differences between domains and subdomains, you realize how beneficial subdomains can be. For instance, you can create a blog, forum, or other types of websites without the need to purchase a new domain. But how do you direct a subdomain to another hosting without burdening your main domain's hosting?
No need to worry, there's a straightforward guide on how to set up a subdomain to point to another hosting. This article will explain it all in detail, so stick around until the end!
How to Set Up Subdomains on Another Hosting?
Here are seven easy steps to direct your subdomain to another hosting:
Access the cPanel login page via cpanel.yourdomain.com and log in using your username and password.
Click on the Zone Editor menu on the main cPanel page. Accessing the Zone Editor menu in cPanel as part of setting up a subdomain on another hosting
Click on the Manage button next to the domain on the right side for the subdomain you want to point to another hosting. This action leads you to the DNS record list. If you haven't created a subdomain yet, please check out how to create one. Manage button for domain DNS records
On the DNS record list page, type in the subdomain you've created in the available column and click on 'A' in the filter type to display the A record for the subdomain. Finding the A record for the subdomain
Change the IP address in the A record for your subdomain, both with or without the 'www' prefix. To do this, click on the Edit button next to the DNS record list. Accessing the DNS record list to direct the subdomain to another hosting
Type in the hosting IP address you want to point to in the Record column and click Save Record. Changing the subdomain's IP address as part of setting up the subdomain on another hosting
By doing this, you've successfully directed the subdomain to another hosting. Now, all that's left is to wait for 2x24 hours for the DNS propagation process.
Setting up a subdomain on another hosting is quite simple. You just need to replace the IP address in the subdomain's A record with the IP address of the other web hosting you want it to point to.
Later on, your blog or forum can use the subdomain from your main domain but with resources from another hosting. The advantage is that you can save on costs instead of buying a new domain.