You may recall, in a previous article, we explained how you can <a href="/support/website/git/how-to-use-a-custom-domain-with-github-pages/">point a domain to GitHub</a> to host a static site. In this article, we're going to show you how you can do the same thing but for a subdomain. </p> <p> There are many reasons why you might want to use a subdomain. You may want to use a subdomain for testing, or, you may already have a site on your primary domain and would like to point a subdomain to GitHub pages. </p> <p> Whatever the reason, using a subdomain as a custom domain for GitHub Pages is easy to set up. Follow along with the steps below to see how you can do it. </p> <h2>How to Point the Subdomain to GitHub</h2> <p> In order to accomplish these steps you will only need access to cPanel. You also want to note the GitHub's IP addresses you can use:<br/><pre class="code_block">* 126.96.36.199 <br/>* 188.8.131.52</pre> </p> <ol class="article_list"> <li>Log into <a href="/support/edu/cpanel/how-to-log-into-cpanel/">cPanel</a></li> <li>Create a subdomain (or us an existing one)</li> <li>Open the <a href="/support/edu/cpanel/advanced-dns-editor-cpanel/">Zone Editor</a> in cPanel</li> <li>Change your subdomain CNAME to an A Record</li> <li>Point the A record to the primary GitHub IP address: 184.108.40.206</li> <li>Add another A record for the same subdomain and point it to the secondary GitHub IP address: 220.127.116.11</li> </ol> <h2>Allow Some Time for Propagation</h2> <p> Now that you have pointed your subdomain to GitHub, you may need to wait a few hours for the records to propagate. If the site is not resolving after 24 hours you may want to double-check your input to make sure there are no mistakes in copying.