I have bought a domain (example.com) in 1and1 where I have my main website, this website is hosted in 1and1.

On the other hand I have a VPS server hosted in OVH. And I have Odoo installed in that server.

What I want to do is to map a subdomain that I've created in 1and1. So when I load subdomain.example.com I want to load Odoo. But I can't change the DNS's of the subdomain, instead of this I must use the "A record" in order to make the forwarding.

What I have done:

  1. I create a domain example.com in 1and1
  2. I create a subdomain subdomain.example.com in 1and1
  3. I registered my subdomain in OVH
  4. I read "A record" in the OVH subdomain registration and I copied it to the 1and1 subdomain configuration

Now, when I load my subdomain it redirects to a webmail page of OVH

Which are the next steps I should follow in order to load Odoo in that subdomain?

NOTE: I can use NginX as reverse proxy in the VPS server and I can change the port where Odoo is executed

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    I do not understand what you mean by instead of this I must use the "A record" in order to make the forwarding. A records only associate a domain name to an IP address. Nothing more. Can you explain what you mean so that we understand?? Cheers!!
    – closetnoc
    Jul 6, 2016 at 13:09
  • We would really need more information. The next step is to determine where things diverge from the expectation. If you really do have subdomain.example.com setup as an A record for the IP address give by OVH, and if OVH really is listening on that IP address and port 80, assuming you're using the standard web port, for subdomain.example.com, and that uses the docroot for your software, then you should see that software. So, one of those things is likely not true.
    – DKing
    Jul 6, 2016 at 14:05
  • Thanks @closetnoc, you opened my eyes. I wrote the IP adress of the VPS in the "A record" directly and everything is working. I thought it was more complex
    – ChesuCR
    Jul 6, 2016 at 20:45
  • I am glad you got it! Cheers!!
    – closetnoc
    Jul 6, 2016 at 21:10

1 Answer 1


You don't have to create a subdomain in OVH. You onle have to create the "A record" in the 1and1 subdomain, pointing to the VPS IP. That should be enough

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