A subdomain is a website url, which is under a main, or a root domain name. An illustration is something.domain.com, in which domain.com is the main domain address, while "something" is the subdomain below it. Each subdomain can have its own site and records i.e. apart from employing the domain name as part of the whole web address, a subdomain can be totally independent and even hosted by a different company. Using a subdomain can be extremely useful if you'd like to have different websites that are related in some way. For instance, you may have an online store under the main domain plus a forum under a subdomain so as to offer means for your customers to ask questions and / or share thoughts about your products. The advantage of employing a subdomain instead of a subfolder is that the websites are going to be separated, so you're able to update one of them or perform maintenance not affecting the other.

Subdomains in Shared Web Hosting

Every shared web hosting package we offer will allow you to create many subdomains with no more than a few clicks in your website hosting Control Panel. They're going to be listed in the section where you create them and arranged under the main domain for more convenience, so you can very easily keep track of every one of them. Additionally, you can access lots of functions for any one of the subdomains via right-click context menus - as an example, you can view or change their DNS records, access the website files, and a lot more. While setting up a new subdomain, you're also going to have a number of options that you can choose from - specify the default access folder, create custom error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions or select if the subdomain will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. The number of subdomains you are going to have is entirely up to you as we have not limited this feature for any one of our plans.

Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Servers

Using our semi-dedicated server plans, you'll be able to create an unlimited amount of subdomains for any one of the domains which you add as hosted in the account. It's going to take a few mouse clicks to create a new subdomain and throughout the process you're going to be able to to add custom error pages for it, pick if it will use a shared or a dedicated IP address, change the default folder that it's going to access or activate FrontPage Extensions. All subdomains which you have within the account will be arranged under their root domain in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to see and control them without difficulty. Using quick access buttons and right-click menus you will also be able to jump to the site files in the File Manager section or view logs, visitor stats and other information about any of your subdomains.