A subdomain is a website url, which is under a main, or a root domain name. An illustration 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 even hosted by a different service provider. Employing a subdomain can be quite beneficial if you wish to have different sites that are related in some way. As an example, you may have an on-line store under the main domain along with a forum under a subdomain so as to offer means for your customers to ask questions and / 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're able to update one of them or perform maintenance not affecting the other.
Subdomains in Web Hosting
Every web hosting package that we offer will permit you to create many subdomains with no more than a few clicks within your web hosting Control Panel. They'll all be listed in the section where you create them and grouped under the main domain for more convenience, so that you're able to effortlessly keep track of all of them. In addition, you can access lots of functions for any of the subdomains via right-click context menus - as an example, you can view or change their DNS records, access the website files, and more. While setting up a new subdomain, you'll also have lots of options that you can pick from - determine the default access folder, set unique error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions or select if the subdomain will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. What number of subdomains you'll have is completely up to you since we haven't limited this feature for any one of our packages.