A subdomain is a part of a web address that's under the main domain, for instance name.example.com. From a technical perspective, even in www.example.com the "www" part is a subdomain because the fully qualified domain name is only "example.com". Every subdomain can have its own website and records and can even be hosted with a different provider if you need to use a certain feature that isn't provided by your current service provider. An example for using a subdomain is if you have a business site as well as an online store under a subdomain where customers can buy your products. You can even have a forum in which they can discuss the products and by employing 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 sites separated is also less risky in the event of a script security breach.
Subdomains in Shared Web Hosting
Every single shared web hosting plan which we offer will allow you to create numerous subdomains with no more than a few clicks within your hosting CP. They'll all be listed in the area where you create them and grouped under the main domain for more convenience, so you can easily keep track of them all. Additionally, you can access lots of functions for any of the subdomains through right-click context menus - as an example, you can view or edit their DNS records, access the site files, and much more. While creating a new subdomain, you'll also have many options that you can select from - specify the default access folder, set custom error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions or select if the subdomain is going to use a shared or a dedicated IP address. The amount of subdomains you will have is 100 % up to you because we have not limited this feature for any of our plans.