A subdomain is part of a web address that's under the main domain name, such as name.example.com. From a technical perspective, even in www.example.com the "www" element is a subdomain because the fully qualified domain name is only "example.com". Every single subdomain could have its own site and records and can also be hosted using a different provider if you wish to use a certain feature which is not provided by your current provider. An example for using a subdomain is if you have a company website and an online store under a subdomain where customers can purchase your products. You can also have a forum in which they can comment on the products and by using subdomains as opposed to subfolders you will avoid any probability of all sites going down when you perform maintenance, or update one of the website scripts. Keeping your sites separated is less risky in case there is a script security breach.

Subdomains in Cloud Hosting

Each cloud hosting plan which we offer will allow you to create numerous subdomains with no more than a few mouse clicks within your web hosting CP. They will all be listed in the section where you create them and arranged under the main domain for more convenience, to help you effortlessly monitor all of them. In addition, you can access many functions for any one of the subdomains using right-click context menus - as an example, you can view or change their DNS records, access the website files, and more. While setting up a new subdomain, you'll also have numerous options that you can select from - specify the default access folder, create custom error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions or choose if the subdomain will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. What number of subdomains you'll have is completely up to you as we haven't limited this feature for any one of our packages.