A subdomain is a part of a web address that's under the main domain, for instance name.example.com. Actually, even in www.example.com the "www" part is a subdomain because 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 company if you wish to use some feature that isn't offered by your current provider. An example for using a subdomain is if you have a company site and an online store under a subdomain where customers can buy your products. You can also have a forum where they can discuss the products and by employing subdomains as an alternative to subfolders you will avoid any risk of all websites going down if you perform maintenance, or update one of the website scripts. Keeping the websites separated is also less risky in case there is a script security breach.
Subdomains in Shared Hosting
When you use shared hosting plans you will be able to create subdomains with a few clicks in your website hosting Control Panel. All of them will be listed in one location together with the domain addresses hosted in the account and arranged under their own domain to help make their management a lot easier. Whatever the plan that you pick, you'll be able to create hundreds of subdomains and set their access folder or create custom error pages along the way. Additionally, you'll have access to a lot of functions for any of them with just a mouse click, so from the very same section where you create them you can access their DNS records, files, visitor statistics, etc. As opposed to other companies, we haven't limited the amount of subdomains which you can have even if you host only one domain name in the account.
Subdomains in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting don't have a restriction for the amount of subdomains that you can create. Adding a new subdomain in the account takes only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia web hosting CP and in the process you can pick the folder the subdomain will access if it will be different from the default one, create tailor-made error pages, enable FrontPage Extensions if you need them or set a dedicated IP address as opposed to the shared server one if you have added such an upgrade to your semi-dedicated account. Once the subdomain is created, you will be able to access logs and visitor statistics or easily jump to the site files for it within the File Manager area by using quick access buttons. All subdomains you have in the account are going to be conveniently listed under their root domain, so you are going to be able to find and manage any one of them with ease.