In this article, we are going to explain to you what steps you need to take to add a CNAME record.
Also known as Canonical Name, a CNAME Record can forward one subdomain to another. For example, if you want to forward news.domain.com to blog.domain.com, that can be done with a CNAME Record. More you can find here.
Step 1. Log in to your WPX account.
You can log in to your WPX account here.
Step 2. Navigate to domains in your hosting account.
You can either find your hosting service through the navigation menu or within your dashboard. Once you log in to your WPX account select My Services (1) → WordPress Hosting (2).
Then you will see all of your hosting services with us. When you find the plan that you want to manage, you need to select the orange button Manage service.
Step 3. Navigate to the DNS Editor.
Now that you are in your WPX control panel select the DNS Editor (1). After that, choose the website (2) for which you need to add a TXT record, and click on the +Add new record (3) button.
Step 4. Add the CNAME record.
A new pop up window will open and there you need to fill in the CNAME record details:
- Choose the type (1) of record to be CNAME.
- Fill the Host (2). For example, if the CNAME should be: blog.yourdomain.com, “blog” will be the Host.
- Add the Value/URL (3). All CNAME records must point to a domain, never to an IP address.
- Click Save Record (4).
How can I check the CNAME record/s that my domain is using?
You can check the CNAME record/s that your domain is currently using with an online tool. When you know which CNAME record/s your domain is using, you will be able to manage your DNS records properly.
If you have any other questions on the topic, please get in touch with WPX Support Team via live chat (use the bottom right-hand widget) and they will respond and help within 30 seconds or less.