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HOW TO: Create subdomains

Last updated: September 8, 2022
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HOW TO: Create subdomains

Scenario:
I want to create subdomains and I need multiple subdomains, on both mydomain.com and as well as mydomain1.com.

Well, if this is you, do not worry because the steps are simple:

Just go to Add Name Site and enter the sub-domain you want. Lastly, remember to click Submit.

Below is quick info on Subdomain.

What is: Subdomain?

A subdomain is an additional part of your main domain name. Subdomains are created to organize and navigate to different sections of your website. You can create multiple subdomains or child domains on your main domain.

For example: products.abconlinestore.com

In this example, ‘products’ is the subdomain, ‘abconlinestore’ is the primary domain and ‘.com’ is the top-level domain (TLD). You can use any text as your subdomain. However, you have to make sure it’s easy to type and remember.

Use Cases

The most common use-case of a subdomain is to create a testing or staging version of a website. Often, developers will test new plugins and updates on a subdomain staging site before publishing them on the Internet (live).

Another common use of a subdomain is creating an online eCommerce store. Many companies out there demand a separate subdomain to handle transactions because eCommerce sites typically require a more complex setup.

There are some companies that use subdomains for their mobile websites (c.website.com), location-specific sites (my.website.com), and creating sub-sections of the website.

You can also install WordPress on your subdomain, and it will work as a separate installation from your main website.

You can use a subdomain to serve a specific group of users on your site, such as ‘client.website.com’, ‘user.website.com’, and more. This is how website builder platforms offer custom websites to users. For example, WordPress.com, Joomla.org, and others.

Moreover, subdomains can be very useful in organizing your website content more efficiently. If we use a subdomain in the right way, it will affect the SEO of your website. However, when in doubt, we would recommend you to keep everything on the same domain and avoid using a subdomain for public sites.

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