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What Is a Subdomain (Definition)

If you’re a website owner, here’s a tip for you: You can set multiple websites without having to purchase a new domain. And, it can run side by side on the same domain.

To accomplish this, you can create a Subdomain in your hosting account. In this article, we’ll define what is a Subdomain, why use it, and how to create a subdomain in your hosting account.

What Is a Subdomain

A Subdomain is an extension of your domain name. It is added at the beginning of your domain name. The Subdomain allows you to organise and separate content pages for a specific function - like a blog or an online store - from your main domain.

Let’s have a brief overview of what is a Domain Name. A Domain Name has two parts: the Top-level Domain (TLD) such as .com or .net, and Second-level Domain (SLD) is your business name or brand name. For example, if you have www.mydomain.com as your domain, the .com is the TLD and the mydomain is your SLD. Which leaves www your Subdomain.

And if you create a separate section of your website with Subdomain name it will be like this: blog.mydomain.com or shop.mydomain.com.

Why Use a Subdomain

Your Subdomain allows you to organise and creates a division to different sections of your website. This is helpful for visitors making it easier to use and find these sections on your site.

You can create multiple Subdomains for your main domain name without having to purchase it as an Addon Domain. And still have a functional separate website from your main website. Read through this article to learn how to create a Subdomain.

How to Create a Subdomain

When creating a Subdomain on your hosting account will depend if you are using cPanel or Plesk hosting manager. Click the link below that corresponds to your hosting manager:

Or you can follow this linked guide if you want to create a different website under a different domain name on a single hosting account. Please let us know if you need any further assistance, or if you have any questions. We’d love to help!

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