Do you have a Blog with WordPress? Or perhaps you have a company forum hosted somewhere on the internet? You can connect these to your domain by creating what are called ‘sub-domains’.
Please note that this article was written for Cubender V3
By creating a sub-domain, you are able to bring all aspects of your online presence together. By using sub-domains, you’re essentially connecting any websites that you have out there with your domain. As such, you can have your website URL http://www.yourdomain.com connected with your Blog website http://blog.yourdomain.com and even your forum http://forum.yourdomain.com.
Doing so allows Search Engines to easily collect your published data and information from a variety of different sources, and bring it all together under your domain. Sub-domains are different from webpages. Subdomains are actual websites that are hosted on other servers, using other software, that you have created elsewhere. These are not pages in your website, but rather are websites of their own.
Setting up a subdomain with Cubender is as easy as getting the address of your site(s) that is hosted elsewhere, and creating ‘C Name Records’ in your Cubender DNS that links the two accounts together.
In this example, we’re going to connect a WordPress Blog (hosted at WordPress) to our Cubender website. Wordpress gives us the webpage address for the Blog that we have hosted with them, and we create a C-Name Record called ‘Blog’ in the Cubender DNS. Note that you must already have your domain set up with Cubender in order for this to work.
Go to Site Map > Settings (icon in the bottom left corner) > Manage Email/DNS. Select Record Type ‘C-Name’. Under your domain, type ‘blog’ and enter the webpage address of the WordPress Blog under ‘Canonical Name’. Hit Add Record.
A record will be created that allows anyone typing in the URL http://blog.yourdomain.com to go directly to your blog website.
If you are unable to enter the record, or you get an error message when trying to enter the record, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your account username, your domain name, the webpage address you would like to connect to, and the subdomain name you wish to use (i.e. blog or forum, etc.). We will be happy to assist you!
- WordPress Help on Mapping a Sub-Domain