A subdomain is a part of a web address that's under the main domain name, such as name.example.com. Technically, even in www.example.com the "www" element is a subdomain since the fully qualified domain name is just "example.com". Every single subdomain could have its own web site and records and can also be hosted through a different provider if you want to use some feature that is not provided by your current provider. An example for using a subdomain is if you have a business website as well as an online store under a subdomain where clients can purchase your products. Additionally, you can have a forum where they can discuss the products and by using subdomains rather than subfolders you'll avoid any risk of all websites going down if you perform maintenance, or update one of the site scripts. Keeping your sites separated is less risky in the event of a script security breach.
Subdomains in Cloud Web Hosting
Our cloud web hosting plans will permit you to create countless subdomains for any domain address hosted inside your account without any hassle. If the main domain name is added, it takes 2 clicks to create a subdomain and pick what folder it will open (if different from the default one), create custom 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 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 site files for that specific subdomain. We haven't set a restriction for the total number of subdomains that you can create with any of our plans, so you can have as many as you need.
Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Servers
Using our semi-dedicated server plans, you will be able to create an unlimited number of subdomains for any one of the domains you add as hosted in the account. It's going to take a few clicks to set up a new subdomain and in the process you will be able to add custom error pages for it, pick if it will use a shared or a dedicated IP, change the default folder that it will access or activate FrontPage Extensions. All subdomains you have inside the account are going to be arranged under their root domain from a to z and you'll be able to see and manage all of them without difficulty. Via fast access buttons and right-click menus you'll also be able to jump to the site files within the File Manager area or check logs, visitor stats and other info about any one of your subdomains.