We have a website that we want to keep on it's hosting - www.domain.com.

We then want to point a sub directory to hosting that is somewhere else www.domain.com/new-website.

Is it possible to have the root level of the domain to point to one hosting and a sub directory to point to another set of hosting using A records?

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It's a better idea to use sub*domains* for this, just create another A-record for the subdomain and then you're done.

If you want to use the sub-directories still, you have two options:

Apache's mod_rewrite to write a subdomain to a directory, where you'd create sub2.example.com and it would be accessible via example.com/dir2

My recommended approach, however, is to use the mod_proxy (Make sure all of the mod_proxy* modules are enabled).

<VirtualHost *:80>
        ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
        <Location /directory2>
          ProxyPass http://remote-ip-addr:80/
          #you can have servers running on any port
          Order allow,deny
          Allow from all

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