A subdomain is part of a web address that's under the main domain name, for example name.example.com. Actually, even in www.example.com the "www" part is a subdomain given that the fully qualified domain name is just "example.com". Every subdomain could have its own website and records and can even be hosted with a different provider if you want to use a specific feature which is not offered by your current service provider. An illustration for using a subdomain is if you have a business website and an online store under a subdomain where clients can purchase your products. You can also have a forum where they can talk about the products and by using subdomains as an alternative to subfolders you'll avoid any probability of all sites going down if you perform maintenance, or update one of the site scripts. Keeping the websites separated is more secure in case there is a script security breach.
Subdomains in Hosting
Every hosting plan that we provide will enable you to create many subdomains with no more than a couple of mouse clicks within your web hosting Control Panel. They will all be listed in the area where you create them and grouped under the main domain for more convenience, to help you effortlessly keep an eye on them all. Additionally, you can access many functions for any one of the subdomains via right-click context menus - for instance, you can view or modify their DNS records, access the website files, and more. While creating a new subdomain, you will also have numerous options that you can select from - determine the default access folder, create custom error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions or pick if the subdomain is going to use a shared or a dedicated IP address. How many subdomains you are going to have is 100 % up to you as we have not restricted this feature for any of our packages.
Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Servers
Through our semi-dedicated server plans, you will be able to create an unlimited number of subdomains for any of the domains which you add as hosted in the account. It will take a few clicks to create a new subdomain and during the process you are going to be able to add custom 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 which you have inside the account are going to be arranged under their root domain from a to z and you will be able to see and control all of them with ease. Via fast access buttons and right-click menus you will also be able to jump to the site files within the File Manager area or check logs, visitor stats and other information about any of your subdomains.