A subdomain is a part of a web address that is under the main domain, for example name.example.com. Actually, even in www.example.com the "www" part is a subdomain since the fully qualified domain name is only "example.com". Each subdomain could have its own site and records and can also be hosted using a different provider if you wish to use a feature that is not provided by your current provider. An example for using a subdomain is if you have a business website and an online store under a subdomain where clients can buy your products. Additionally, you can have a forum where they can comment on the products and by using subdomains as an alternative to subfolders you will avoid any probability of all websites going down when you perform maintenance, or update one of the website scripts. Keeping the websites separated is also more secure in the event of a script security breach.
Subdomains in Hosting
Every single hosting plan that we supply will permit you to create numerous subdomains with no more than a couple of mouse clicks inside your website hosting CP. They'll all be listed in the area in which you create them and grouped under the main domain for more convenience, so that you can easily keep track of every one of them. Furthermore, you can access lots of functions for any of the subdomains through right-click context menus - as an example, you can view or modify their DNS records, access the site files, and more. While setting up a new subdomain, you are also going to have lots of options that you can choose from - determine the default access folder, set customized error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions or decide if the subdomain will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. How many subdomains you will have is entirely up to you since we have not restricted this feature for any of our plans.
Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With our semi-dedicated server plans, you'll be able to create an unrestricted number of subdomains for any one of the domains that you add as hosted in the account. It takes a couple of clicks to create a new subdomain and during the process you'll be able to add custom error pages for it, pick if it will use a shared or a dedicated IP, change the default folder that it's going to access or activate FrontPage Extensions. All subdomains you've got in the account are going to be arranged under their root domain in alphabetical order and you'll be able to see and handle all of them with ease. Via instant access buttons and right-click menus you'll also be able to jump to the website files in the File Manager section or see logs, visitor statistics and other information about any one of your subdomains.