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What Is A Subdomain And How Does It Work? How To Create A Subdomain

Overview

This article will explain how to create a subdomain. Subdomains allow you host multiple websites or other services with one domain name.

What is a Subdomain

Subdomains are are attached to the front of your main domain. They usually follow the form subdomain.maindomain.com. They behave very simmilar to a normal domain. You can point them to a folder to host a website just like a normal domain name.

Accessing the Subdomain Menu

Legacy

  1. Log in to your HostMonster cPanel account.
  2. Click the Domains tab at the top of your account.
  3. Click On Subdomains on the submenu.

Rock

  1. Log in to your HostMonster account.
  2. Click the Domains tab from the side-navigation to the left.
  3. Click on Subdomains from the drop-down menu that appears.

Creating a Subdomain

  1. Enter the desired subdomain
  2. Choose one of your Domain Names from the drop-down list
  3. Enter the Document Root, this is the folder that contains the website you want to show.
  4. Click Create.
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