A subdomain is a part of a web address that is under the main domain name, for instance name.example.com. From a technical perspective, even in www.example.com the "www" part is a subdomain since the fully qualified domain name is only "example.com". Each subdomain could have its own website and records and can even be hosted with a different provider if you wish to use a specific feature which isn't provided by your current service provider. An illustration for using a subdomain is if you have a business site along with an online store under a subdomain where customers can purchase your products. You can also have a forum in which they can discuss the products and by employing subdomains rather than subfolders you are going to avoid any chance of all sites going down if you perform maintenance, or update one of the site scripts. Keeping the sites separated is also less risky in the case of a script security breach.
Subdomains in Shared Website Hosting
Every shared website hosting package we offer will allow you to create hundreds of subdomains with no more than a few clicks within your website hosting CP. They are going to be listed in the section where you create them and grouped under the main domain for more convenience, so that you can easily keep track of every one of them. Furthermore, you can access many functions for any one of the subdomains through right-click context menus - for example, you can view or modify their DNS records, access the site files, and more. While creating a new subdomain, you are also going to have lots of options that you can select from - specify the default access folder, create unique error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions or choose if the subdomain is going to use a shared or a dedicated IP address. The amount of subdomains you'll have is totally up to you since we have not limited this feature for any of our plans.
Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Servers
Using our semi-dedicated server plans, you are going to be able to create an unrestricted number of subdomains for any one of the domains you add as hosted in the account. It takes a few clicks to create a new subdomain and in the process you will be able to add custom error pages for it, choose if it will use a shared or a dedicated IP, change the default folder that it'll access or activate FrontPage Extensions. All subdomains which you have within the account will be arranged under their root domain from a to z and you will be able to see and control all of them with ease. By using instant access buttons and right-click menus you'll also be able to jump to the site files in the File Manager area or view logs, visitor stats and other information about any one of your subdomains.