Hello guys. I am trying to setup my subdomain like this: forum.domainname.com. My problem is that if I just simply add a subdomain via forwarding and masking, the url does not change even if I go to a different page. The website I am trying to use my subdomain on is a forum I host with 00webhost (free version) and I want the subdomain to show the subpage url as well. Anyone know how to do this? I tried adding it as an A type but apparently it has to be an IP address and I tried adding it as a CNAME type but when I go to the URL, it says "No Such website" but it has the Hostinger/00webhost ads in there. I appreciate any help.
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Remove the forwarding and go back with a CNAME.
Points to/value: [put in your 000webhost address]
That sets your sub-domain to send traffic to their server, but their server would also need to be set to receive traffic from your domain.
000webhost cPanel > 'Manage Website' > 'Set web address' > 'Own domain' > 'Point domain'.
Hey Nate thanks for the response. I tried to do what you suggested and I'm looking at the Domains section. I can see here that there's 2 viable options: Parked Domains and Subdomains. I'm assuming that the one you're trying to let me do is the "Parked Domains" option, right? If yes, does that mean I have to be a premium member since it's a premium feature?
The steps were from their support documentation, it did not suggest this to be a premium feature. I did not post the article because it was more about nameservers, but you wouldn't be able to manage the DNS on their end with a free plan. So that would leave the CNAME option in order to make a sub-domain.