A subdomain is part of a web address which is under the main domain name, for instance name.example.com. Technically, even in www.example.com the "www" part is a subdomain since the fully qualified domain name is only "example.com". Every subdomain can have its own site and records and can even be hosted through a different provider if you want to use some feature which is not provided by your current service provider. One example for using a subdomain is if you have a company website as well as an online store under a subdomain where customers can buy your products. In addition, you can have a forum in which they can discuss the products and by employing subdomains rather than subfolders you'll avoid any probability of all sites going down when you perform maintenance, or update one of the site scripts. Keeping the sites separated is less risky in the event of a script security breach.
Subdomains in Cloud Hosting
Each and every cloud hosting plan which we offer will allow you to create numerous subdomains with no more than a couple of mouse clicks inside your hosting CP. They're going to be listed in the area in which you create them and arranged under the main domain for more convenience, so you can very easily monitor every one of them. Additionally, you can access many functions for any of the subdomains via right-click context menus - for example, you can view or modify their DNS records, access the site files, plus much more. While setting up a new subdomain, you're also going to have a number of options that you can choose from - specify the default access folder, set unique error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions or choose if the subdomain is going to use a shared or a dedicated IP address. How many subdomains you will have is completely up to you because we have not restricted this feature for any one of our packages.