A subdomain is part of a web address that is under the main domain, for example name.example.com. Technically, even in www.example.com the "www" element is a subdomain because the fully qualified domain name is only "example.com". Every subdomain could have its own web site and records and can also be hosted through a different company if you wish to use a feature that is not offered by your current provider. One example for using a subdomain is if you have a company website and an online store under a subdomain where clients can buy your products. You can even have a forum where they can comment on the products and by using subdomains instead of subfolders you will avoid any chance of all websites going down when you perform maintenance, or update one of the website scripts. Keeping your sites separated is also more secure in case there is a script security breach.
Subdomains in Cloud Hosting
Every single cloud hosting package we supply will permit you to create numerous subdomains with no more than a couple of clicks inside your hosting CP. They'll 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 all of them. In addition, you can access lots of functions for any of the subdomains via right-click context menus - for instance, you can view or change their DNS records, access the site files, and more. While setting up a new subdomain, you're also going to have lots of options that you can pick from - determine the default access folder, set unique error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions or decide if the subdomain will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. What number of subdomains you are going to have is completely up to you because we have not limited this feature for any one of our plans.