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CNAME mobile website DNS instructions for Hostgator

It is possible to add the "m" to your domain name if you're a customer with Hostgator.


To make this work please add a CNAME record to your domain name so visitors can be redirected to your mobile website. And please replace the word with your own domain name.

Add the "m" to your domain name

Add to your DNS the following CNAME record: CNAME is your mobile website is your PC website

LB in stands for Load Balancer of our mobile cloud platform.


DNS instructions for HostGator


  1. Log into Plesk
  2. Under Hosting Services, click on Domains
  3. Find the domain in question, and click on the corresponding link that says “Control Panel” (on the far right side)
  4. Click the “Websites & Domains” tab
  5. Click the “DNS Settings” link
  6. Click on “Manage” for the appropriate domain
  7. To edit an existing record, click on the record under “Host”
  8. Change the “Record type” to CNAME (if necessary)
  9. For “Domain name”, put in the subdomain you want to host (most likely will be ‘m’).
  10. For “Canonical name”, change it to


If you're unable to add the CNAME please send this email to the Hostgator support desk.


Check if the DNS for your mobile site is correct

How can you check yourself if you made the correct settings in your own DNS?
Please continue to read about it on the following page: Check your DNS.


And now continue with Step 3

In step 1 you created your mobile website. In this step 2 you activated your mobile website for everybody on the internet to see. Now it is time for step 3.


add the switcher code Step 3 - Automatically switch between your PC and mobile site

With the switcher code you create a piece of HTML code to ensure that your visitors automatically get the PC version or the mobile version of your website, depending on the device they use.

Continue to read about step 3 >>>