A subdomain is part of a web address that is under the main domain, such as name.example.com. From a technical perspective, even in www.example.com the "www" part is a subdomain given that the fully qualified domain name is only "example.com". Every subdomain could have its own site and records and can also be hosted with a different provider if you need to use a feature that isn't provided by your current provider. A good example for using a subdomain is if you have a business website as well as an online store under a subdomain where clients can acquire your products. Additionally, you can have a forum where they can discuss the products and by using subdomains as opposed to subfolders you'll avoid any risk of all sites going down when you perform maintenance, or update one of the site scripts. Keeping the sites separated is less risky in case of a script security breach.
Subdomains in Shared Web Hosting
Our shared web hosting plans will enable 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 takes 2 mouse clicks to create a subdomain and select what folder it will open (if different from the default one), create unique error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions, set a shared IP address or a dedicated one, and a lot more. All subdomains will be conveniently listed in alphabetical order under their main domain for convenient access and control. By right-clicking on any one of them and by using fast access buttons you can view the error logs, visitor statistics or site files for that specific subdomain. We have not set a limit for the total amount of subdomains which you can create with any of our plans, so you can have as many as you want.
Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Servers
Using 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 requires a few mouse clicks to create a new subdomain and in the process you'll be able to add custom-made error pages for it, choose if it will use a shared or a dedicated IP, change the default folder that it's going to 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 handle them without difficulty. Via fast access buttons and right-click menus you'll be able to jump to the website files in the File Manager section or view logs, visitor statistics and other info about any one of your subdomains.