Configure the A Record for Tumblr on cPanel
This post will show you how to point the A record of a sub-domain to Tumblr from cPanel.
Subsequent to my earlier post about setting up your Own Domain on Tumblr, let’s have a look how you can configure the A record of your domain or sub-domain from cPanel.
Imagine you have a website, well up and running and you would like to add some cheap blogs for your kids under your domain name? Or, you have a business site and would like to add a blog? Or imagine, you are just smart and getting heavily involved on the mobile web, running on a low budget and not too worried about your performance on Google or similar but you love Facebook and you Twitter through your day … and best of all, you don’t want to worry about technology, code, html, php and such nonsense which you leave for the G(r)eeks!
Point the A record to Tumblr on cPanel
Log in to your cPanel and scroll to “Domains” and select “Advanced DNS Zone Editor”.
Then just create your record (you don’t need to set up a sub-domain previously). For the purpose of this exercise I create an entry “t” for Tumblr to get a sub-domain: http://t.yorgoopublishing.com:
1. Into the Name field, type the desired sub-domain name (t.yorgoopublishing.com)
2. TTL: put default Time To Live: 14400
3. Select Type: A
4. Address: put the Tumblr IP (220.127.116.11)
5. Add Record.
Test your Sub-domain A Record
Test your set-up with the Tumblr Custom Domain Test Tool:
The test tool will return as per above: the domain is pointing to Tumblr, but no account is set up to use it.
Set up Tumblr Custom Domain with your Account
Now log in to Tumblr, click the name of your blog at the top of the Dashboard, and click Settings. Check off “Use a custom domain name”, and enter your custom domain (ie. “mywebsite.com”). Click “Save Changes”.
Now your set up is done and you can test again with the Custom Domain Test Tool to get the following result:
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