A subdomain is part of a web address that is under the main domain name, for example name.example.com. From a technical perspective, even in www.example.com the "www" element is a subdomain given that the fully qualified domain name is just "example.com". Every single subdomain could have its own web site and records and can also be hosted through a different company if you wish to use a feature that is not provided by your current provider. A good example for using a subdomain is if you have a business site and an online store under a subdomain where customers can acquire your products. You can also have a forum where they can talk about the products and by using subdomains as opposed to subfolders you'll avoid any chance of all websites going down if you perform maintenance, or update one of the site scripts. Keeping the sites separated is also less risky in case there is a script security breach.

Subdomains in Cloud Hosting

Each and every cloud hosting plan we supply will enable you to create many subdomains with no more than a few clicks within your website hosting CP. They are going to be listed in the area in which you create them and arranged under the main domain for more convenience, to help you easily monitor all of them. In addition, you can access many functions for any of the subdomains via right-click context menus - as an example, you can view or change their DNS records, access the site files, plus much more. While setting up a new subdomain, you're also going to have a number of options that you can select from - specify the default access folder, create custom error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions or pick if the subdomain is going to use a shared or a dedicated IP address. What number of subdomains you will have is entirely up to you because we haven't limited this feature for any of our plans.

Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Servers

Using our semi-dedicated server plans, you will be able to create an unlimited number of subdomains for any one of the domains that you add as hosted in the account. It's going to take a couple of clicks to set up a new subdomain and in the process you'll be able to add tailor-made error pages for it, pick if it will use a shared or a dedicated IP address, change the default folder that it'll access or activate FrontPage Extensions. All subdomains you have within the account are going to be grouped under their root domain from a to z and you're going to be able to see and control them without difficulty. By using fast access buttons and right-click menus you'll also be able to jump to the site files within the File Manager section or check logs, visitor stats and other information about any one of your subdomains.