A subdomain is part of a web address that's under the main domain name, such as name.example.com. Technically, even in www.example.com the "www" element is a subdomain because the fully qualified domain name is just "example.com". Every single subdomain could have its own web site and records and can even be hosted through a different provider if you want to use a feature which isn't offered by your current provider. A good example for using a subdomain is if you have a business site as well as an online store under a subdomain where customers can purchase your products. You can also have a forum where they can discuss the products and by employing subdomains as opposed to subfolders you'll avoid any chance of all sites going down if you perform maintenance, or update one of the website scripts. Keeping your websites separated is also more secure in case of a script security breach.
Subdomains in Shared Hosting
Every shared hosting package that we supply will enable you to create many subdomains with no more than a few clicks within your hosting Control Panel. They're going to be listed in the area where you create them and grouped under the main domain for more convenience, so that you're able to effortlessly keep track of them all. In addition, you can access lots of functions for any of the subdomains using right-click context menus - as an example, you can view or change their DNS records, access the website files, plus much more. While creating a new subdomain, you're also going to have a number of options that you can select from - define the default access folder, set customized error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions or decide if the subdomain will use a shared or a dedicated IP address. The number of subdomains you'll have is completely up to you since we haven't limited this feature for any of our packages.