A subdomain is a part of a web address that is under the main domain, for example name.example.com. From a technical perspective, 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 site and records and can even be hosted using a different provider if you wish to use some feature that isn't offered by your current provider. An example for using a subdomain is if you have a business site along with an online store under a subdomain where clients can buy your products. In addition, you can have a forum in which they can discuss the products and by using subdomains as an alternative to subfolders you'll avoid any probability of all websites going down if you perform maintenance, or update one of the site scripts. Keeping the sites separated is less risky in the case of a script security breach.
Subdomains in Web Hosting
Every single web hosting package we provide will permit you to create many subdomains with no more than a couple of mouse clicks in your web hosting Control Panel. They will all be listed in the section in which you create them and arranged under the main domain for more convenience, so that you can easily keep track of all of them. Additionally, you can access lots of functions for any one of the subdomains through right-click context menus - as an example, you can view or modify their DNS records, access the site files, and a lot more. While setting up a new subdomain, you'll also have a number of options that you can choose from - define the default access folder, set custom error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions or pick if the subdomain will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. The amount of subdomains you'll have is totally up to you because we haven't limited this feature for any of our packages.
Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Through our semi-dedicated server plans, you'll be able to create an unlimited amount of subdomains for any of the domains that you add as hosted in the account. It will take a few clicks to create a new subdomain and during the process you are going to be able to add custom error pages for it, pick if it will use a shared or a dedicated IP address, change the default folder that it'll access or activate FrontPage Extensions. All subdomains you have within the account are going to be arranged under their root domain in alphabetical order and you will be able to see and control all of them with ease. Using fast access buttons and right-click menus you will also be able to jump to the website files inside the File Manager area or see logs, visitor statistics and other information about any of your subdomains.