How to create a wildcard subdomain in cPanel

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Written by Dennis Nind

Last published at: April 2nd, 2019

1. Log into your cPanel.
2. Navigate to Domains section > Subdomains menu:  

3. Create a subdomain * pointing it to the necessary folder (you will need to specify the path in the field Document Root):

4. Go to Advanced Zone Editor menu:


5. Make sure that there is an A record for *.yourdomain.com created and pointed to the server IP address (it could coincide with the IP address of your main domain or ftp.yourdomain.com is pointed to):

6. Now, you will need to wait until the propagation is over (it should take N seconds, where N – is TTL for this A record; you can edit it manually and reduce the number to speed up the process), and then the wildcard subdomain will work correctly.