What is a Subdomain?
Subdomains are a way of creating separate accounts within your master account, which are accessed as separate URLs. For example, you could set up a "timber" subdomain on your master account "hardware.org.mart", which would be accessed as "timber.hardware.org.mart". A lot of larger businesses use subdomains to establish branding and focus on separate product lines, because a subdomain creates a separate URL and web presence. However, you do not create a new cPanel when you create a subdomain. You still perform most administration functions for the subdomain through your master cPanel
Practically, a subdomain is a sub folder within the public_http level of your account that has it's own cgi-bin directory. The "timber" example above creates a new top-level folder called timber, with a cgi-bin sub-folder. Upload your files for the subdomain to this location, including a separate home file (such as index.htm).
Currently you cannot create e-mail accounts with the subdomain extension. A workaround for this is to create an account called "firstname.lastname@example.org", or similar.
To add a subdomain:
- Click on the Subdomains button on your cPanel home page.
Note: You can only successfully create a new subdomain once your DNS number has successfully propagated for this account.
- Enter the text for the new subdomain in the field in the available field. You must conform to domain name conventions for the addition to the name.
- Click on the Add button. A folder with the same name as the subdomain has now been added to your public_html folder, with a cgi-bin sub-folder (if CGI scripts are enabled on your account).
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