How do I add a subdomain?

  1. Navigate to the (Panel > 'Domains' > 'Manage Domains') page.
    The 'Manage Domains' page opens:
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  2. Click the Add Hosting to a Domain / Sub-Domain button.
  3. On the next page, choose if you want this subdomain to be Fully Hosted, Redirected, Mirrored, Parked, or Cloaked.

    You cannot enter a subdomain in the “DNS Only” section.

  4. Enter the name of the subdomain you wish to add in the corresponding section.
  5. Click the blue button within each section to save the settings for the subdomain.

    If you receive the following error message:

    You can't add that domain: you must add the parent domain example.com to your account before adding a subdomain to it.

    It means that the second level domain is not yet in the system. A subdomain can only be created if its second level domain is created first (example.com). This is necessary even if you don't plan on hosting the second level domain at DreamHost.

    Once the subdomain is set as Fully Hosted, an IP address is assigned. If your nameservers are not hosted with DreamHost you must point your A records to this IP.

    View the DNS article for instructions on how to view this new IP address.

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