Setup CNAME with my custom domain for my Discourse site


#1

I want my CNAME to be forums and my site IP is 162.243.12.227. How would I do this? Is there a special domain I need to point to? Because pointing to the IP isn’t working for me.


Discourse is only accessible by IP address
(Louis Rossouw) #2

You have server.example.com with ip 162.243.12.227.

You want it to host your forum on that server so now your CNAME will be:
forum.example.com CNAME server.example.com.

I.e. you say point forum to server. Server points to the IP.


#3

I did this a few minutes ago.
Still not working. :frowning:


(Louis Rossouw) #4

I guess dns setup is off topic on this forum.

But the server ip should not be on the cname section. But somewhere else on your panel?


#5

So I make an A record with the IP?

EDIT: This is correct. Solved. :slight_smile:


(Louis Rossouw) #6

Yes, that’s correct.


(Louis Rossouw) #7

You could mark solution in this thread if you wanted to?


#8

Done, sorry. Didn’t know that was a thing ahaha