Setting Up Subdomains

A subdomain is one way of organizing and separating content on your site. To create a subdomain, use the following steps: Login to create.ou.edu with your OUNetID (4×4) and password to access your cPanel. Once logged in you’ll be at the homepage of your control panel. The easiest way to navigate the panel is using the search feature in the ...

Subdomains vs. Subdirectories

When you’re first getting started with a new space on a new Web host, you might think of yourself as owning a small “territory” of the Web. Everything you place in your public folder on the server becomes available for anyone on the Web to see (assuming they know the address of your site and the files you’ve placed there). If you’re just pu ...

What is DNS?

Remember back before everyone had computers that fit in their pocket, how companies would ship a book full of phone numbers to your doorstep? We might have known who we were looking for, but we needed to look up phone numbers unless they were your crazy relatives that you learned to memorize. When you get your own domain name, by default it’s ...

What is a Subdomain?

A subdomain is one way of organizing and separating content on your site. You’re already familiar with the concept of subdomains, even if you don’t know it. Consider OU’s public Web site at http://ou.edu. As you browse parts of that site, you’ll notice that the domain changes. When you’re looking at other pages for OU resources, say the ...

What is Domain Mapping?

Domain mapping, simply put, is deciding where visitors should be directed when they visit various pieces of your website. Domains and subdomains can be mapped directly to folders located within your webhosting account, where you may have installed WordPress, Omeka, MediaWiki, or other web applications. Domains and subdomains can also be mappe ...

Map Your Domain to Tumblr

Mapping your domain is an important part of create.ou.edu; it reinforces the idea that you don’t necessary need to host all your own applications. You should, however, be mindful of making your web presences part of a domain you control. If you would like to map a subdomain and have not yet created it, use this tutorial on creating subdomains b ...

Map Your Domain to GitHub

A Records vs. CNAME Records When you are mapping a domain on GitHub pages (or on any site really) an important concept you want to try and wrap your head around is the difference between A Records and CNAME Records. I’m getting closer to full comprehension, but a little help never hurts so I took the following definition from DNS Simple: ...

Map Your Domain to Blogger

Mapping your domain is an important part of create.ou.edu; it reinforces the idea that you don’t necessary need to host all your own applications. You should, however, be mindful of making your web presences part of a domain you control. If you would like to map a subdomain and have not yet created it, use this tutorial on creating subdomains ...

Map Your Domain to Squarespace

This post will take you through how to point your domain to Squarespace. After you connect your domain over at Squarespace (they provide a good tutorial for that process), a new panel will open providing you the records you need to enter into the Advanced DNS Editor at Reclaim Hosting so your domain can be pointed correctly to Squarespace. ...