How to create subdomain in Digital Ocean DNS control Panel?

Posted May 7, 2014 58.2k views
Hi, I'm a beginner with VPS setup, I tried installing zpanel and it asked for a subdomain. Now I created a vanity name server with digital ocean and want to create sub domain to install zpanel. Please guide Shiya,

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Create a new A record. If you want for example create an A record with the first section as 'subdomain' and the second section as the IP address you want to target (your droplet normally).

Hope this helps :)
There is a tutorial that should help walk you through the process:

Are you trying to host both the sub-domain and the the root domain on the same droplet or on two different ones?

Dear @asb any tutorial on hosting these scenarios

  1. hosting both subdomain and domain in same droplets subdomain and domain in different/separate droplets

Thank you in advance

Hello @asb I’m interested in setting up an existing sub-domain on the same droplet as my root domain (I had a root domain and subdomain hosted on DreamHost that I’m moving to DO - I currently have the root domain working. They follow the pattern: and The tutorial mentioned above specifically covers using different droplets; it seems like I should be able to just add an A record for the subdomain and have it point to my root domain’s ip address, is this correct? Also, do I gain anything by keeping the sub-domain listed with DreamHost or can I safely turn that off once I’ve got it configured in DO to point to the root domain?


  • @blakehschwartz I have exactly the same requirement. Were you able to achieve what you wanted and how?

    My main domain is working on another host and I want to test everything on a subdomain that points to my digital ocean droplet. And once everything tested, I would setup main domain also on digitalocean and point main domain to pick code from digital ocean code stored on droplet. I want to use single droplet for domain and subdomain code.