A subdomain is a website url, which is under a main, or a root domain. An example is something.domain.com, in which domain.com is the main domain address, while "something" is the subdomain below it. Each subdomain can have its own site and records i.e. apart from employing the domain name as a part of the whole web address, a subdomain can be totally independent and also hosted by a separate provider. Using a subdomain can be extremely handy if you wish to have different web sites which are connected in some way. For 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 views about your products. The advantage of using a subdomain rather than a subfolder is that the web sites will be separated, so you are able to update one of them or perform maintenance not affecting the other.

Subdomains in Cloud Web Hosting

Each and every cloud web hosting plan which we offer will permit you to create hundreds of subdomains with no more than a few mouse clicks within your web hosting Control Panel. They'll all be listed in the area where you create them and arranged under the main domain for more convenience, so you can effortlessly keep tabs on every one of them. Additionally, you can access lots of functions for any of the subdomains via right-click context menus - for instance, you can view or edit their DNS records, access the website files, and much more. While creating a new subdomain, you will also have a number of options that you can pick from - determine the default access folder, create customized error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions or choose if the subdomain will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. The amount of subdomains you are going to have is totally up to you as we haven't limited this feature for any one of our plans.