A subdomain is a part of a web address that's under the main domain, for instance name.example.com. Actually, even in www.example.com the "www" part is a subdomain since the fully qualified domain name is just "example.com". Every subdomain could have its own site and records and can also be hosted with a different provider if you need to use a specific feature that is not provided by your current provider. An example for using a subdomain is if you have a business website as well as an online store under a subdomain where customers can purchase your products. You can even have a forum in which they can talk about the products and by using subdomains instead of subfolders you'll avoid any probability of all websites going down if you perform maintenance, or update one of the site scripts. Keeping your websites separated is less risky in the case of a script security breach.
Subdomains in Cloud Web Hosting
When you use cloud web hosting plans you'll be able to create subdomains with only a couple of mouse clicks in your hosting Control Panel. All of them are going to be listed in a single spot together with the domain addresses hosted in the account and grouped under their own domain so as to make their management a lot easier. Regardless of the plan that you pick, you're going to be able to create many subdomains and set their access folder or create custom error pages during the process. You will also have access to numerous functions for any of them with just a mouse click, so from the same section in which you create them you can access their DNS records, files, visitor statistics, etc. In contrast to other companies, we haven't limited the amount of subdomains you can have even if you host one domain within the account.
Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server package, you are going to be able to create as many subdomains as you want simply because this feature is unrestricted. Since the web hosting plans are quite powerful, we have decided not to put any cap on the amount of subdomains. Our sophisticated Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to create a new subdomain with no more than a couple of clicks, to choose which folder it's going to access inside the account, to enable FrontPage Extensions for it, to set up unique error pages, to set a shared or a dedicated IP address if you have one, and more. For your convenience, all subdomains will be listed under their root domain, so you can easily see and control them. Through instant access links, you'll also be able to open the site files for any one of the subdomains that you have or check out its DNS records.