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 website section.

Subdomains are not the same as addon domains or parked domains. To learn about the differences between the three types of domain, check out our Knowledge Base article: The difference between addon domains, parked domains, and subdomains.

Tip: 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? 

If you would like the subdomain to point to a specific IP address, follow these steps:

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


4. Click +A Record.

Zone Editor

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

Add an A Record

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

If you need help with your HostPapa account, please open a support ticket from your dashboard.

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