A subdomain is part of a web address that is under the main domain name, for instance name.example.com. Actually, even in www.example.com the "www" part is a subdomain given that the fully qualified domain name is only "example.com". Every single subdomain could have its own site and records and can also be hosted through a different company if you need to use a feature which is not provided by your current provider. An illustration for using a subdomain is if you have a company website as well as an online store under a subdomain where customers can acquire your products. In addition, you can have a forum in which they can discuss the products and by using subdomains as opposed to subfolders you are going to avoid any risk of all websites going down if you perform maintenance, or update one of the website scripts. Keeping your websites separated is also less risky in case there is a script security breach.
Subdomains in Web Hosting
Our web hosting plans will permit you to set up hundreds of subdomains for every domain address hosted inside your account without any hassle. Provided that the main domain address is added, it takes 2 mouse clicks to create a subdomain and pick what folder it'll open (if different from the default one), create unique error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions, set a shared IP address or a dedicated one, and a lot more. All subdomains are going to be conveniently listed in alphabetical order under their main domain for convenient access and control. By right-clicking on any one of them and by using quick access buttons you can see the error logs, visitor statistics or site files for that specific subdomain. We haven't set a restriction for the amount of subdomains which you can create with any one of our plans, so you can have as many as you want.