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Subdomains through registrar or DigitalOcean?

December 7, 2013 1.3k views
I have my domain registered through 1&1. If I want to create a subdomain (i.e. test.example.com), do I need to add "test" in my 1&1 dns settings area or do I do it through DigitalOcean? Or do I need to create the subdomains in both places?
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Check out https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-a-host-name-with-digitalocean

Once you've added example.com to the DNS Manager, you can proceed to creating the subdomain DNS record:
Type: A

Name: test
Value: 1.2.3.4

where 1.2.3.4 is your droplet's IP address.
This article walks you through setting up the DNS for your site. The tutorial includes steps to set up an A records, point your nameservers, and provides some information about MX records.
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