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How to manage CNAME record using CPanel

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  • How to manage CNAME record using CPanel

    If you already have an existing web host and you want to add a vBCloud forum to an existing site you may well already be using cPanel provided by your webhost or on your virtual server. If you have your domain setup to use your host's nameservers then the CNAME record must be made on your existing host and cPanel makes it easy to setup yourself.

    1) Log into your cpanel. It is often at or if it is available to you.

    2) Find the icon called Zone Editor and click it. You may have both Advanced Zone Editor and Zone Editor, be sure to use Zone Editor. If you only have Advanced Zone Editor you are using an old version of cPanel but you can use that if you must.

    3) Find the domain you want to create the CNAME record for in the list (if you have more than one domain on the account) and click the + CNAME Record link.

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    4) On the pop-up enter the URL sub-domain and domain you chose for your cloud site- in this example, followed by a period, so: Enter the domain provided in the email you received in the lower box and hit the Add CNAME Record button.

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    5) You should see a confirmation message. Depending on our settings it may take up to an hour or so for your CNAME to become active. Most will begin working sooner than that. Be sure you "Activate" your site in the Cloud Console on while you wait.

    You will soon be able to access your site using the CNAME you created.

    Note- If you did need to use the older Advanced Zone Editor tool the setup is slightly different but similar. Choose your domain, choose type of record (CNAME) then enter the sub-domain/domain you chose and the address sent to you. Keep any other default values.

    A Post by Red Rock Admin

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