A subdomain is a website address, that is under a main, or a root domain name. One example is something.domain.com, in which 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 even hosted by a separate provider. Using a subdomain can be quite handy if you want to have different websites that are associated in some way. For instance, 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 clients to ask questions and share experiences about your products. The best thing about employing a subdomain rather than a subfolder is that the sites will be separated, so you can update one of them or perform maintenance without affecting the other.
Subdomains in Shared Web Hosting
Each shared web hosting package that we provide will permit you to create hundreds of subdomains with no more than a couple of mouse clicks inside your hosting CP. They are going to be listed in the area in which you create them and grouped under the main domain for more convenience, so that you can very easily keep an eye on all of them. Furthermore, you can access many functions for any of the subdomains through right-click context menus - for instance, you can view or modify their DNS records, access the site files, and a lot more. While creating a new subdomain, you'll also have numerous options that you can select from - determine the default access folder, create custom error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions or select if the subdomain will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. What number of subdomains you are going to have is completely up to you as we have not restricted this feature for any one of our plans.
Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan, you'll be able to create as many subdomains as you would like as this feature is unlimited. Considering that the web hosting packages are very powerful, we have decided not to put any cap on the number of subdomains. Our state-of-the-art Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to create a new subdomain with no more than a couple of clicks, to pick which folder it is going to access inside the account, to enable FrontPage Extensions for it, to create custom error pages, to create a shared or a dedicated IP address if you have one, and more. For your convenience, all subdomains will be listed under their root domain, so you can very easily see and control them. Through quick access links, you'll also have the ability to open the site files for any of the subdomains that you have or see its DNS records.