A subdomain is part of a web address that's under the main domain, such as name.example.com. Actually, even in www.example.com the "www" element 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 also be hosted using a different provider if you need to use a feature that's not provided by your current service provider. One example for using a subdomain is if you have a business website along with an online store under a subdomain where clients can buy your products. You can also have a forum in which they can discuss the products and by employing subdomains as opposed to subfolders you are going to avoid any chance of all websites going down when you perform maintenance, or update one of the website scripts. Keeping the websites separated is also less risky in case there is a script security breach.
Subdomains in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud hosting plans will permit you to set up hundreds of subdomains for any domain address hosted inside your account without any difficulty. Assuming that the main domain is added, it will take 2 clicks to create a subdomain and select what folder it's going to open (if different from the default one), set customized error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions, set a shared IP address or a dedicated one, and more. All subdomains will be conveniently listed in alphabetical order under their main domain for effortless access and management. By right-clicking on any of them and by using quick access buttons you can view the error logs, visitor statistics or site files for that particular subdomain. We haven't set a limit for the total number of subdomains that you can create with any one of our plans, so you can have as many as you need.
Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server package, you are going to be able to create as many subdomains as you wish because this feature is unrestricted. Since the web hosting plans are quite powerful, we've decided not to set any restriction on the number of subdomains. Our state-of-the-art Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to create a new subdomain with no more than a couple of mouse clicks, to pick which folder it'll access within the account, to enable FrontPage Extensions for it, to set up unique error pages, to set a shared or a dedicated IP address if you have one, and much more. To make it easier for you, all of the subdomains are going to be listed under their root domain, so you can easily see and control them. With instant access links, you'll have the ability to open the site files for any one of the subdomains that you have or see its DNS records.