A subdomain is part of a web address that is under the main domain, for instance name.example.com. Actually, even in www.example.com the "www" part is a subdomain since the fully qualified domain name is just "example.com". Every single subdomain can have its own website and records and can even be hosted with a different company if you wish to use a specific feature that's not offered by your current service provider. A good example for using a subdomain is if you have a business website and an online store under a subdomain where clients can acquire your products. You can even have a forum in which they can talk about the products and by using subdomains instead of subfolders you'll avoid any risk of all websites going down when you perform maintenance, or update one of the site scripts. Keeping the websites separated is also less risky in the event of a script security breach.

Subdomains in Cloud Web Hosting

Every single cloud web hosting package we supply will permit you to create many subdomains with no more than a few clicks within your hosting CP. They will all be listed in the area in which you create them and grouped under the main domain for more convenience, to help you effortlessly keep track of every one of them. In addition, you can access a lot of functions for any one of the subdomains via right-click context menus - as an example, you can view or edit their DNS records, access the site files, and more. While creating a new subdomain, you're also going to have a number of options that you can pick from - specify the default access folder, set custom error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions or pick if the subdomain is going to use a shared or a dedicated IP address. The number of subdomains you are going to have is entirely up to you since we have not limited this feature for any one of our packages.