I want to use subdomains as a way to direct traffic from what looks like a subdomain to a page within the site
For example I want to use commercial.domain.co.uk to redirect to the url https://www.domain.co.uk/commercial.html
I created a page rule: if hostname contains commercial redirect to the URL and deployed it
I have two issues:
if I use www.commercial.domain.co.uk or https://www.commercial.domain.co.uk it doesnt work, just times out, without www and straight https://www.commercial.domain.co.uk
if I create multiple rules for multiple subdomain to URL redirects some work some dont
I’ve obviously missed something
Also do I need to create an A record for the subdomain, pointed at site IP for these or can I just create rules to give the impression of using subdomains?
Or am I simply approaching this wrong?
You need to create an A (or AAAA) record as your dummy hostname needs to resolve for Cloudflare to handle it, and it needs to be proxied. Just give it an IP address of 192.0.2.1 (100:: for AAAA) if never needs to use your origin and is just for redirection.
You will also need the advanced certificate manager due to the depth of your subdomains for
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