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How to create a subdomain that links to an external URL?

I want that “subdomain.domain.com” masks and points to an external url like “http://xxx.yyy.com/12345/”. Can you give me a step by step procedure? My droplet is Ubuntu WordPress on 14.04.

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@terenced

You could use something such as:

<VirtualHost *:80>
  ServerName sub.yourdomain.com
  RedirectPermanent / http://xxx.yyy.com/12345/
</VirtualHost>

and then restart Apache for the changes to take.

You create a vhost in your webserver configuration that redirects or proxies to your desired URL.