A subdomain is a part of a web address which is 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 only "example.com". Each subdomain could have its own site and records and can even be hosted using a different company if you wish to use a feature that isn't offered by your current service provider. An illustration for using a subdomain is if you have a company website along with an online store under a subdomain where customers can buy your products. You can even have a forum in which they can talk about the products and by employing subdomains instead of subfolders you are going to avoid any probability of all sites going down if you perform maintenance, or update one of the site scripts. Keeping your websites separated is also more secure in case of a script security breach.
Subdomains in Shared Hosting
Each and every shared hosting plan which we supply will permit you to create hundreds of 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 arranged under the main domain for more convenience, to help you easily monitor every one of them. Furthermore, you can access a lot of functions for any of the subdomains via right-click context menus - for example, you can view or modify their DNS records, access the site files, and more. While creating a new subdomain, you're also going to have many options that you can choose from - define the default access folder, set unique error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions or decide if the subdomain is going to use a shared or a dedicated IP address. How many subdomains you'll have is completely up to you because we have not limited this feature for any one of our plans.
Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With our semi-dedicated server plans, you will be able to create an unrestricted number of subdomains for any of the domains you add as hosted in the account. It's going to take a couple of mouse clicks to set up a new subdomain and throughout the process you are going to be able to add unique error pages for it, choose if it will use a shared or a dedicated IP, change the default folder that it'll access or activate FrontPage Extensions. All subdomains which you have within the account will be arranged under their root domain in alphabetical order and you will be able to see and handle all of them with ease. Using quick access buttons and right-click menus you will also be able to jump to the site files within the File Manager section or view logs, visitor statistics and other info about any of your subdomains.