A subdomain is part of a web address that's under the main domain, for example name.example.com. From a technical perspective, even in www.example.com the "www" element is a subdomain given that the fully qualified domain name is just "example.com". Every subdomain can have its own website and records and can also be hosted using a different provider if you wish to use a specific feature which isn't offered by your current 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. In addition, you can have a forum in which they can discuss the products and by employing subdomains as opposed to subfolders you'll avoid any chance of all websites going down when you perform maintenance, or update one of the site scripts. Keeping your sites separated is less risky in case of a script security breach.

Subdomains in Cloud Website Hosting

Each and every cloud website hosting plan that we offer will permit you to create many subdomains with no more than a few clicks within your hosting Control Panel. They're going to be listed in the section in which you create them and arranged under the main domain for more convenience, so that you can easily keep an eye on them all. In addition, you can access many functions for any one of the subdomains via right-click context menus - for instance, you can view or edit their DNS records, access the site files, and a lot more. While creating a new subdomain, you are also going to have lots of options that you can select from - define the default access folder, set customized 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 will have is completely up to you since we haven't restricted this feature for any of our plans.