A subdomain is a part of a web address which 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 given that the fully qualified domain name is only "example.com". Every subdomain can have its own website and records and can also be hosted with a different company if you need to use a feature which isn't provided by your current provider. An illustration for using a subdomain is if you have a business website and an online store under a subdomain where customers can purchase your products. In addition, you can have a forum in which they can comment on the products and by employing subdomains rather than subfolders you'll avoid any chance of all sites going down if you perform maintenance, or update one of the website scripts. Keeping the sites separated is also less risky in case there is a script security breach.

Subdomains in Shared Web Hosting

Each shared web hosting plan which we provide will permit you to create hundreds of subdomains with no more than a couple of mouse clicks inside your hosting Control Panel. They'll all be listed in the area where you create them and arranged under the main domain for more convenience, so that you can effortlessly keep tabs on all of them. In addition, you can access lots of functions for any of the subdomains via right-click context menus - as an example, you can view or change their DNS records, access the site files, and much more. While setting up a new subdomain, you'll also have a number of options that you can choose from - specify the default access folder, set custom error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions or select if the subdomain will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. The amount of subdomains you will have is completely up to you as we have not limited this feature for any one of our plans.