A subdomain is the section of the web address that's before a domain and you have almost certainly seen a lot of subdomains while browsing the Web. For example, many websites such as Wikipedia have versions a number of languages using subdomains - en.wikipedia.org, de.wikipedia.org etc. The advantage of using a subdomain is that it can have an independent website and its own records, so you're able to even host it on a separate server. The practical use is that you can have a supplementary site, like an e-learning portal for students aside from the primary school site. If you use subdomains as an alternative to subfolders, it'll be much easier to perform maintenance or to upgrade a specific website, not mentioning that it will be more secure to have the websites separate from each other.
Subdomains in Web Hosting
Our web hosting packages will permit you to set up many subdomains for any domain hosted within your account without any difficulty. Assuming that the main domain name is added, it requires 2 mouse clicks to create a subdomain and choose what folder it'll open (if different from the default one), set customized error pages, activate FrontPage Extensions, set a shared IP address or a dedicated one, and much more. All subdomains will be conveniently listed in alphabetical order under their main domain for quick access and management. By right-clicking on any of them and by using fast access buttons you can see the error logs, visitor statistics or website files for that specific subdomain. We haven't set a limit for the total amount of subdomains you can create with any of our plans, so you can have as many as you need.
Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan, you are going to be able to create as many subdomains as you would like because this feature is unlimited. Since the hosting packages are very powerful, we've decided not to set any cap on the amount of subdomains. Our advanced Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to create a new subdomain with no more than a couple of mouse clicks, to pick which folder it'll access within the account, to enable FrontPage Extensions for it, to create unique error pages, to set a shared or a dedicated IP address if you have one, and many more. To make it easier for you, all subdomains will be listed under their root domain, so that you can easily see and control them. Through quick access links, you'll also be able to open the site files for each of the subdomains that you have or check out its DNS records.