A subdomain is part of a web address that is under the main domain, such as name.example.com. From a technical perspective, even in www.example.com the "www" part is a subdomain since the fully qualified domain name is just "example.com". Each subdomain can have its own web site and records and can also be hosted through a different company if you need to use a certain feature which is not provided by your current provider. An illustration for using a subdomain is if you have a business site along with an online store under a subdomain where clients can purchase your products. You can even have a forum where 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 Cloud Hosting
Each and every cloud hosting package that we supply will allow you to create many subdomains with no more than a couple of clicks within your web hosting CP. They'll all be listed in the section where you create them and arranged under the main domain for more convenience, so that you're able to very easily monitor all of them. Additionally, you can access lots of functions for any of the subdomains via right-click context menus - as an example, you can view or edit their DNS records, access the site files, and much more. While setting up a new subdomain, you're also going to have many options that you can pick from - specify the default access folder, create custom error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions or choose if the subdomain is going to use a shared or a dedicated IP address. What number of subdomains you'll have is entirely up to you because we have not restricted this feature for any of our plans.
Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you get a semi-dedicated server package, you'll be able to create as many subdomains as you wish as this feature is unrestricted. Since the hosting packages are very powerful, we have decided not to set any limit on the amount of subdomains. Our sophisticated Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to create a new subdomain with no more than a couple of clicks, to choose which folder it'll access in the account, to enable FrontPage Extensions for it, to create unique error pages, to set a shared or a dedicated IP address if you have one, and a lot more. For your convenience, all of the subdomains are going to be listed under their root domain, allowing you to easily see and manage them. Through quick access links, you will also be able to open the website files for any of the subdomains that you have or check out its DNS records.