Subdomains are large subsections of websites and have URLs that look like:
If you own the domain mysite.com, you can have as many subdomains as you want. You can even create a whole new website on a subdomain without buying a new domain name. Creating subdomains is useful if you want to have an online store, blog, or forum.
- Log into your cPanel account:
- Scroll down to Domains and click on Subdomains.
- Decide what you want your subdomain to be and type it into the Subdomain field. For example, the subdomain "blog" will create blog.mysite.com.
- When you hit Tab or click to the next field, the Document Root will automatically populate. The document root is the folder where all the public HTML files will go.
- Click Create. You've created your subdomain!
Tip: Subdomains are just like regular domains: DNS must be set up before anyone can view your subdomain. Every subdomain needs its own A record. Learn about DNS records and how to create them in these Knowledgebase articles: