Configuring DNS for hosts

Many sites use an alias in their Domain Name Server (DNS) system so they can assign a familiar name to the site. Rather than connecting to a host using its actual host name (for example, or IP address, it may be easier for users to remember or guess a name like

To create an alias, add an entry in your DNS records like the one below:


Users could then log on to The alias also allows you to move your site to another host without changing the hostname.

For more information, consult the documentation for your DNS system or contact your network administrator.