A subdomain is part of a web address that's under the main domain, for instance name.example.com. Actually, even in www.example.com the "www" element is a subdomain because the fully qualified domain name is just "example.com". Every subdomain can have its own web site and records and can also be hosted with a different provider if you wish to use a certain feature that isn't provided by your current provider. An illustration for using a subdomain is if you have a business site along with an online store under a subdomain where customers can acquire your products. You can also have a forum where they can talk about the products and by employing subdomains rather than subfolders you'll avoid any risk of all websites going down when you perform maintenance, or update one of the website scripts. Keeping your sites separated is less risky in case of a script security breach.
Subdomains in Shared Hosting
When you use shared hosting
packages you are going to be able to create subdomains with just a few mouse clicks in your web hosting CP. All of them are going to be listed in one location together with the domain names hosted in the account and grouped under their own domain to help make their administration a lot easier. Whatever the plan that you choose, you will be able to create numerous subdomains and set their access folder or create custom error pages in the process. Additionally, you'll have access to numerous functions for any of them with just a click, so from the very same section in which you create them you can access their DNS records, files, visitor statistics, etc. Unlike other companies, we haven't restricted the number of subdomains that you can have even if you host just one domain address in the account.
Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service
don't have a set limit for the number of subdomains that you can create. Adding a new subdomain in the account takes just a couple of clicks within the Hepsia hosting CP and during the process you can select the folder the subdomain will access if it will be different from the default one, create customized error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions if you need them or set a dedicated IP address instead of the shared server one if you have added this upgrade to your semi-dedicated account. As soon as the subdomain is created, you'll be able to access logs and visitor statistics or you can swiftly jump to the site files for it inside the File Manager area via quick access buttons. All subdomains you have in the account will be conveniently listed under their root domain, so you will be able to find and handle any of them with ease.