A subdomain is part of a web address that is under the main domain, for example name.example.com. Technically, even in www.example.com the "www" element is a subdomain since the fully qualified domain name is just "example.com". Each subdomain could have its own web site and records and can even be hosted with a different company if you wish to use some feature which isn't provided by your current provider. An illustration for using a subdomain is if you have a company website and an online store under a subdomain where clients can purchase your products. You can even have a forum where they can talk about the products and by employing 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 site scripts. Keeping the websites separated is also less risky in the case of a script security breach.
Subdomains in Shared Web Hosting
Every shared web hosting package we offer will permit you to create many subdomains with no more than a couple of mouse clicks within your website hosting CP. They're going to be listed in the area where you create them and grouped under the main domain for more convenience, to help you very easily keep track of them all. In addition, you can access many functions for any one of the subdomains using 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 will also 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 is going to use a shared or a dedicated IP address. The amount of subdomains you'll have is 100 % up to you since we haven't limited this feature for any of our packages.
Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With our semi-dedicated server plans, you are going to be able to create an unlimited amount of subdomains for any of the domains that you add as hosted in the account. It requires a couple of mouse clicks to set up 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 address, change the default folder that it's going to access or activate FrontPage Extensions. All subdomains that you have in the account are going to be arranged under their root domain from a to z and you are going to be able to see and manage them without difficulty. Via instant access buttons and right-click menus you'll also be able to jump to the site files inside the File Manager area or see logs, visitor statistics and other info about any of your subdomains.