A subdomain is part of a web address that is under the main domain, for example name.example.com. Actually, even in www.example.com the "www" element is a subdomain since the fully qualified domain name is just "example.com". Each subdomain could have its own website and records and can even be hosted through a different provider if you need to use a feature that is not offered by your current service provider. An example for using a subdomain is if you have a company site as well as an online store under a subdomain where customers can buy your products. Additionally, you can have a forum where they can comment on the products and by employing subdomains as an alternative to subfolders you'll avoid any risk of all websites going down when you perform maintenance, or update one of the website scripts. Keeping your sites separated is more secure in the case of a script security breach.
Subdomains in Cloud Website Hosting
Our cloud website hosting plans will permit you to create numerous subdomains for every domain address hosted inside your account without any problem. Provided that the main domain address is added, it takes two mouse clicks to create a subdomain and pick what folder it's going to open (if different from the default one), set custom error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions, set a shared IP address or a dedicated one, and much more. All subdomains will be conveniently listed in alphabetical order under their main domain for easy access and administration. By right-clicking on any one of them and by using fast access buttons you can view the error logs, visitor statistics or website files for that particular subdomain. We have not set a restriction for the total number of subdomains which you can create with any one of our plans, so you can have as many as you want.
Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Servers
With our semi-dedicated server plans, you'll be able to create an unrestricted amount of subdomains for any of the domains which you add as hosted in the account. It will take a couple of clicks to set up a new subdomain and in the process you will be able 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 will access or activate FrontPage Extensions. All subdomains you have within the account are going to be grouped under their root domain from a to z and you are going to be able to see and manage all of them with ease. Using instant access buttons and right-click menus you'll also be able to jump to the website files inside the File Manager section or view logs, visitor statistics and other info about any of your subdomains.