A subdomain is part of a web address which is under the main domain name, such as name.example.com. Actually, even in www.example.com the "www" part is a subdomain given that the fully qualified domain name is only "example.com". Every single subdomain can have its own site and records and can even be hosted using a different provider if you wish to use some feature that is not offered by your current service provider. An illustration for using a subdomain is if you have a company site and an online store under a subdomain where customers can acquire your products. You can also have a forum where they can comment on the products and by employing subdomains instead of subfolders you'll avoid any risk of all sites going down if you perform maintenance, or update one of the website scripts. Keeping your sites separated is less risky in the case of a script security breach.
Subdomains in Cloud Hosting
With our cloud hosting plans you will be able to create subdomains with a couple of mouse clicks in your web hosting CP. All of them will be listed in a single place together with the domain addresses hosted in the account and arranged under their own domain to help make their administration a lot easier. Whatever the plan that you pick, you will be able to create hundreds of subdomains and set their access folder or set up custom error pages along the way. You will also have access to lots of functions for any of them with only a mouse click, so from the very same section where you create them you can access their DNS records, files, visitor statistics, etc. In contrast to other providers, we haven't limited the number of subdomains which you can have even if you host one domain name inside the account.
Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server package, you will be able to create as many subdomains as you wish since this feature is unlimited. Considering that the web hosting plans are very powerful, we've decided not to put any restriction on the number of subdomains. Our advanced Hepsia CP will allow you to create a new subdomain with no more than a few mouse clicks, to select which folder it'll access within the account, to activate FrontPage Extensions for it, to create custom error pages, to create a shared or a dedicated IP address if you have one, and a lot more. To make it easier for you, all subdomains are going to be listed under their root domain, so that you can easily see and control them. Using instant access links, you'll have the ability to open the site files for each of the subdomains that you have or view its DNS records.