A subdomain is a web address, which is under a main, or a root domain name. One example is something.domain.com, where domain.com is the main domain, while "something" is the subdomain below it. Each subdomain can have its own site and records i.e. aside from using the domain name as a part of the whole web address, a subdomain can be totally independent and also hosted by a different service provider. Employing a subdomain can be very handy if you wish to have different sites which are connected in some way. For example, you may have a web-based store under the main domain plus a forum under a subdomain in order to provide means for your clients to ask questions and / 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 without affecting the other.
Subdomains in Shared Website Hosting
Our shared website hosting plans will permit you to set up hundreds of subdomains for every domain hosted in your account without any difficulty. Provided that the main domain is added, it will take 2 clicks to set up a subdomain and pick what folder it's going to open (if different from the default one), set unique error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions, set a shared IP address or a dedicated one, and much more. All subdomains are going to be conveniently listed in alphabetical order under their main domain for easy access and control. By right-clicking on any one of them and by using quick access buttons you can see the error logs, visitor statistics or site files for that particular subdomain. We haven't set a limit for the total number of subdomains you can create with any one of our plans, so you can have as many as you want.
Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With our semi-dedicated server plans, you'll be able to create an unlimited number of subdomains for any of the domains which you add as hosted in the account. It will take a few clicks to create a new subdomain and in the process you're going to be able to to add custom-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 within the account are going to be grouped under their root domain in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to see and manage them without difficulty. Using instant access buttons and right-click menus you'll be able to jump to the website files within the File Manager area or check logs, visitor statistics and other info about any of your subdomains.