How to Set Up Your CNAME with cPanel

cPanel is an interface used by some hosting providers such as HostGator, JustHost, and WebhostingPad.  If your provider uses cPanel, these directions will help you set up your CNAME.

  1. Log in to your hosting account with your particular provider
  2. Navigate to Domains
  3. Click on Simple DNS Zone Editor, which will take you to a control panel 
  4. Add a CNAME Record
  5. Enter the Name: 
    • Type the name of your chosen subdomain
    • For example, if you picked "" as your custom domain, enter "elearning"
    • Or, if you're using a root domain such as "" then you'll want to enter "www" here, cPanel automatically fills in the rest of your URL
  6. Enter "" for CNAME 
  7.  Click Add CNAME Record  
    Note: CNAMEs can take up to 48 hours to propagate.

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