I’m trying to figure out if the following is possible. I want to set up my domain so that:
www.mydomain.com –> external photo site (Zenfolio)
blog.mydomain.com –> my blog, hosted elsewhere
To assign my main domain name to Zenfolio, I would modify my domain DNS settings to create an A-record pointing to Zenfolio. So www.mydomain.com would go to my Zenfolio site.
If I did that, I’m trying to figure out how to configure the DNS settings to that I can have a subdomain (blog.mydomain.com) that is hosted separately. It may be that my understanding of DNS is incomplete, but my understanding is that the IP address associated with the A-record handles requests for that domain. I’m just unclear as to how I would configure the subdomain once the A-record is pointing to Zenfolio.
Is what I want to do possible? Can I have two A-records, one for www.mydomain.com pointing to Zenfolio & one for blog.mydomain.com pointing to my web hosting account?
Thanks in advance!
The same way you configure the root domain to an IP you can do the same for a subdomain.
Thanks. I created an A-record for the subdomain … waiting for changes to propagate to see if that works.
Another related question. I have the following DNS records –
mydomain.com. 14400 IN A 188.8.131.52
mail.mydomain.com. 14400 IN CNAME mydomain.com
When I change the A-record for mydomain.com to point to the external photo site, what do I need to do to ensure the email settings aren’t messed up?