Point Subdomain to Another Server WHM

Pointing a subdomain to another server or URL is not difficult when you have the right information. WHM or Web Host Manager is somewhat different in its functionality. While some server configs will have you enter the entire subdomain for the CNAME (subdomain.somedomainname.com) WHM manager only requires the subdomain with no trailing dot. When entering the destination or host (somedomain.com.) you end with a trailing dot. See the example below:

redirect point subdomain cname whm

It was pretty frustrating to only find information from 2009 with no actual screenshots. If this has been helpful in helping you point or redirect your subdomain via CNAME to another URL or domain, please comment below and share this page.

WHM Subdomain Redirect Notes

For a WHM subdomain redirect to work properly, there can be no other records for the subdomain…only the CNAME record. If you used the subdomain feature in cPanel, it will create an A record. Make sure there are no other records present other than your CNAME records for the redirect or pointing to another server.

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  1. There are lots of examples of pointing a CNAME record to an IP address, but I was required to point my subdomain to a URL as the service was hosted on Amazon data services using dynamic IP addresses. If you are pointing your subdomain to a web service, but sure to ask your technical contact if you can point to an IP address or a specific domain / URL they may have for you. In my case, I had to point the CNAME to http://www.somedomain.com

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