I'm not sure why I've had so much difficulty finding an easy answer to a fairly common task. I'm sure there are easy answers, and I probably haven't been asking the right questions. I'm obviously not a server admin by any means, but I can usually figure out basic tasks when needed (except for this).
I have a website - example.com - which I am using on shopify.
I want to develop my landing pages on try.example.com which I would like to be hosted on Digital Ocean.
- How do I point the cname to the digital ocean server? Obviously I need to set a host name of some kind on the digital ocean server, then point to that?
- After the domain is pointed, how do I handle its files? Is it the same thing as simply creating a virtual host to handle them?
I apologize if this question seems basic, but I'm trying to learn and I don't know what to search. I know this is possible because I've pointed other cnames from my domain to other services.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Any sort of starting off point should get me started.