A subdomain is a website address, that is under a main, or a root domain. One example is something.domain.com, where domain.com is the main domain, while "something" is the subdomain below it. Each and every 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 fully independent and also hosted by a separate service provider. Using a subdomain can be quite beneficial if you want to have different sites which are associated in some way. As an example, you could have an on-line store under the main domain along with a forum under a subdomain so as to supply means for your customers to ask questions or share experiences regarding your products. The main advantage of using a subdomain rather than a subfolder is that the sites are going to be separated, so you're able to update one of them or perform maintenance not affecting the other.

Subdomains in Cloud Hosting

Each cloud hosting plan that we provide will allow you to create numerous subdomains with no more than a couple of mouse clicks in your hosting CP. They're going to be listed in the section where you create them and arranged under the main domain for more convenience, so that you're able to easily keep an eye on all of them. In addition, you can access many functions for any one of the subdomains through right-click context menus - for instance, you can view or change their DNS records, access the site files, and a lot more. While setting up a new subdomain, you will also have a number of options that you can select from - determine the default access folder, set 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 completely up to you as we have not restricted this feature for any one of our packages.