A subdomain is part of a web address that is under the main domain, such as name.example.com. Actually, even in www.example.com the "www" element is a subdomain since the fully qualified domain name is only "example.com". Each subdomain can have its own site and records and can even be hosted using a different provider if you need to use some feature that is not provided by your current provider. An example for using a subdomain is if you have a business site as well as an online store under a subdomain where customers can buy your products. Additionally, you can have a forum in which they can discuss the products and by employing subdomains instead of subfolders you are going to avoid any chance of all websites going down when you perform maintenance, or update one of the website scripts. Keeping the sites separated is more secure in the case of a script security breach.

Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated services do not have a set limit for the amount of subdomains you can create. Adding a new subdomain within the account takes just a couple of clicks within the Hepsia hosting CP and during the process you can choose the folder the subdomain will access if it is going to be different from the default one, create customized error pages, enable FrontPage Extensions if you need them or set a dedicated IP address as opposed to the shared server one in case you have added this upgrade to your semi-dedicated account. When the subdomain is created, you can access logs and visitor stats or quickly jump to the site files for it within the File Manager section by using instant access buttons. All subdomains that you've got inside the account are going to be conveniently listed under their root domain, so you are going to be able to find and control every single one of them with ease.