A subdomain is a web address, that's under a main, or a root domain name. One example is something.domain.com, where domain.com is the main domain address, while "something" is the subdomain below it. Each subdomain can have its own website and records i.e. aside from employing the domain name as part of the whole web address, a subdomain can be totally independent and also hosted by a different company. Using a subdomain can be extremely handy if you want to have different sites which are associated in some way. For example, you can have a web-based store under the main domain plus a forum under a subdomain in order to offer means for your clients to ask questions or share views regarding your products. The advantage of using a subdomain rather than a subfolder is that the sites are going to be separated, so you can update one of them or perform maintenance not affecting the other.
Subdomains in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud hosting packages will enable you to create hundreds of subdomains for every domain hosted inside your account without any hassle. Assuming that the main domain is added, it takes 2 mouse clicks to set up a subdomain and choose what folder it will open (if different from the default one), create custom error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions, set a shared IP address or a dedicated one, and a lot more. All subdomains will be conveniently listed in alphabetical order under their main domain for quick access and management. By right-clicking on any of them and by using instant access buttons you can view the error logs, visitor statistics or website files for that specific subdomain. We haven't set a limit for the total number of subdomains which you can create with any one of our plans, so you can have as many as you want.
Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Servers
Through 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 requires a couple of clicks to set up a new subdomain and during the process you're going to be able to to add tailor-made error pages for it, choose 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 that you have inside the account are going to be grouped under their root domain in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to see and handle them with ease. Through fast access buttons and right-click menus you'll be able to jump to the site files within the File Manager section or check logs, visitor stats and other info about any one of your subdomains.