A subdomain is part of a web address which 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 since the fully qualified domain name is just "example.com". Every subdomain can have its own site and records and can also be hosted through a different provider if you want to use a certain feature that is not provided by your current service provider. An example for using a subdomain is if you have a business website as well as an online store under a subdomain where customers can purchase your products. Additionally, you can have a forum in which they can comment on the products and by employing subdomains instead of subfolders you are going to avoid any risk of all sites going down when you perform maintenance, or update one of the site scripts. Keeping the sites separated is less risky in case there is a script security breach.
Subdomains in Website Hosting
Our website hosting plans will permit you to create hundreds of subdomains for any domain address hosted within your account without any difficulty. If the main domain name is added, it takes 2 mouse clicks to set up a subdomain and choose what folder it'll open (if different from the default one), set unique error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions, set a shared IP address or a dedicated one, and a lot more. All subdomains will be conveniently listed in alphabetical order under their main domain for convenient access and administration. By right-clicking on any one of them and by using fast access buttons you can see the error logs, visitor statistics or website files for that particular subdomain. We haven't set a restriction for the total number of subdomains that you can create with any one of our plans, so you can have as many as you need.
Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server package, you'll be able to create as many subdomains as you'd like simply because this feature is unrestricted. Since the web hosting plans are quite powerful, we have decided not to put any restriction on the number of subdomains. Our advanced Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to create a new subdomain with no more than a few clicks, to choose which folder it's going to access within the account, to activate FrontPage Extensions for it, to set up custom error pages, to set a shared or a dedicated IP address if you have one, and a lot more. For your convenience, all subdomains are going to be listed under their root domain, so you can very easily see and control them. Through fast access links, you'll also have the ability to open the site files for any of the subdomains that you have or check out its DNS records.