A subdomain is part of a web address that's under the main domain, for example name.example.com. From a technical perspective, even in www.example.com the "www" element is a subdomain because the fully qualified domain name is only "example.com". Every subdomain can have its own website and records and can even be hosted using a different provider if you want to use a specific feature that isn't offered by your current provider. An illustration 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. You can also have a forum where they can talk about the products and by using subdomains as an alternative to 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 websites separated is more secure in case of a script security breach.
Subdomains in Cloud Web Hosting
Through our cloud web hosting packages you will be able to create subdomains with a couple of mouse clicks in your website hosting CP. All of them are going to be listed in a single location along with the domain addresses hosted in the account and grouped under their own domain in order to make their management simpler. No matter the plan that you choose, you are going to be able to create hundreds of subdomains and set their access folder or create custom error pages along the way. You'll have access to lots of functions for any of them with just a mouse click, so from the exact same section where you create them you can access their DNS records, files, visitor statistics, etc. Unlike other providers, we haven't restricted the number of subdomains which you can have even if you host just one domain name inside the account.