A subdomain is part of a web address that is under the main domain, for example name.example.com. Technically, 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 web site and records and can also be hosted through a different provider if you want to use a certain feature that's not provided by your current provider. An illustration for using a subdomain is if you have a company website along with an online store under a subdomain where clients can buy your products. In addition, you can have a forum where they can talk about the products and by using subdomains as opposed to subfolders you'll avoid any chance of all sites going down when you perform maintenance, or update one of the website scripts. Keeping your websites separated is less risky in case there is a script security breach.

Subdomains in Cloud Hosting

Each and every cloud hosting package that we offer will allow you to create hundreds of subdomains with no more than a few mouse clicks in your website hosting CP. They're going to be listed in the section in which you create them and arranged under the main domain for more convenience, so that you're able to effortlessly monitor all of them. Additionally, you can access many functions for any one of the subdomains through right-click context menus - as an example, you can view or change their DNS records, access the site files, and a lot more. While creating a new subdomain, you are also going to have a number of options that you can choose from - determine the default access folder, create unique error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions or select if the subdomain will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. How many subdomains you are going to have is completely up to you as we haven't limited this feature for any of our plans.