A subdomain is part of a web address which is under the main domain name, such as name.example.com. Technically, even in www.example.com the "www" element is a subdomain since the fully qualified domain name is just "example.com". Every single subdomain could have its own website and records and can even be hosted using a different provider if you want to use some feature which isn't 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 purchase your products. You can also have a forum in which they can talk about the products and by using subdomains instead of subfolders you'll avoid any chance of all websites going down when you perform maintenance, or update one of the website scripts. Keeping your websites separated is also less risky in case there is a script security breach.
Subdomains in Cloud Web Hosting
Our cloud web hosting packages will allow you to set up hundreds of subdomains for every domain hosted within your account without any difficulty. As long as the main domain address is added, it takes two mouse clicks to create a subdomain and choose what folder it's going to open (if different from the default one), set custom 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 convenient access and administration. By right-clicking on any of them and by using fast access buttons you can view the error logs, visitor statistics or website files for that particular subdomain. We haven't set a limit for the total number of subdomains which you can create with any of our plans, so you can have as many as you need.