A subdomain is a website url, that's under a main, or a root domain. An example is something.domain.com, where domain.com is the main domain, while "something" is the subdomain below it. Each subdomain can have its own site and records i.e. apart from employing the domain name as a part of the whole web address, a subdomain can be completely independent and also hosted by a different provider. Using a subdomain can be extremely useful if you want to have different websites that are related in some way. For instance, you could have a web-based store under the main domain along with a forum under a subdomain so as to provide means for your clients to ask questions and share thoughts concerning your products. The benefit of using a subdomain as opposed to a subfolder is that the sites are going to be separated, so you are able to update one of them or perform maintenance not affecting the other.
Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server package, you will be able to create as many subdomains as you want since this feature is unlimited. For the reason that the web hosting plans are quite powerful, we have decided not to set any limit on the number of subdomains. Our innovative Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to create a new subdomain with no more than a few clicks, to pick which folder it will access within the account, to enable FrontPage Extensions for it, to set up unique error pages, to create a shared or a dedicated IP address if you have one, and a lot more. To make it easier for you, all of the subdomains will be listed under their root domain, allowing you to easily see and handle them. Through instant access links, you will also be able to open the website files for any of the subdomains that you have or view its DNS records.