A subdomain is part of a web address which is under the main domain name, such as name.example.com. Technically, even in www.example.com the "www" part is a subdomain since the fully qualified domain name is only "example.com". Each subdomain can have its own site and records and can also be hosted using a different provider if you need to use a certain feature which isn't provided by your current service provider. An example for using a subdomain is if you have a business website along with an online store under a subdomain where customers can purchase your products. You can even have a forum in which they can comment on the products and by using subdomains instead of subfolders you are going to avoid any chance of all sites going down when you perform maintenance, or update one of the website scripts. Keeping the websites separated is more secure in case there is a script security breach.
Subdomains in Shared Website Hosting
When you use shared website hosting plans you are going to be able to create subdomains with a couple of clicks in your hosting CP. All of them will be listed in a single place along with the domains hosted in the account and grouped under their own domain in order to make their administration simpler. Regardless of the plan that you select, you'll 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 many functions for any of them with just a mouse click, so from the same section where you create them you can access their DNS records, files, visitor statistics, etc. In contrast to other providers, we haven't restricted the number of subdomains you can have even if you host only one domain address within the account.
Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can create as many subdomains as you would like with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages as we haven't set an upper limit for this feature. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel will enable you to add a new subdomain with a few mouse clicks and you will be able to access a number of advanced features during the process - change the default access folder, pick the IP address the subdomain will use from the shared and dedicated ones which are available in your account, activate FrontPage Extensions, add an SSL certificate, and much more. Even if you create a great number of subdomains, you will be able to keep track of all of them with ease as they are going to be listed in alphabetical order under their main domain. For any one of them, you can even access the website files or view logs and usage statistics via quick access buttons.