A subdomain is a website address, that's under a main, or a root domain name. An example is something.domain.com, in which domain.com is the main domain, while "something" is the subdomain below it. Every subdomain can have its own site and records i.e. apart from employing the domain name as part of the whole web address, a subdomain can be totally independent and even hosted by a different service provider. Using a subdomain can be quite practical if you want to have different sites that are associated in some way. As an example, you could have a web-based store under the main domain as well as a forum under a subdomain so as to offer means for your customers to ask questions or share experiences about your products. The best thing about using a subdomain rather than a subfolder is that the web sites are going to be separated, so that you can update one of them or perform maintenance without affecting the other.
Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you buy a semi-dedicated server plan, you will be able to create as many subdomains as you want because this feature is unrestricted. For the reason that the website hosting packages are very powerful, we've decided not to put any cap on the number of subdomains. Our state-of-the-art Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to create a new subdomain with no more than a few mouse clicks, to choose which folder it'll access in the account, to enable FrontPage Extensions for it, to set up custom error pages, to create a shared or a dedicated IP address if you have one, and more. To make it easier for you, all the subdomains will be listed under their root domain, allowing you to effortlessly see and manage them. Using quick access links, you'll be able to open the website files for each of the subdomains that you have or see its DNS records.