What is a subdomain and how to create one? Read this article and discover the simplest way to create subdomains with WordPress!
If you ever wondered what subdomains are, you have come to the right place! In this article, we are going to explain to you what is a subdomain and the easiest way to create one with WordPress.
All You Need to Know About Subdomains
A subdomain is considered as a third level domain which can be used for multiple purposes. The subdomains are created in subdirectories on the exact web server, your primary domain name is hosted. In other words, the subdomain is part of your domain, but it is identified by Google as a totally different website, because of the different content it provides.
For example, if your main domain is www.domain.com, the subdomain would be help.domain.com or example.domain.com.
A lot of people are asking why you need to create a subdomain in the first place.
We are going to present you a few situations where the creation of subdomain is necessary:
- You need to create a subdomain if you want to install another site to your primary domain name.
- You need to create a subdomain if you want to share a part of your site with a family member, friend, or a business partner.
- If you want to allow access to only specific parts of your website to a person or Google, you need to create a subdomain.
- If you want to differentiate your blog from your website or create different departments on your website.
- If you want to add your blog on your current website by using WordPress installation or another theme.
How to Create Subdomains
The simplest way to create a subdomain is through your cPanel. So, login to your cPanel and find the Domains section. Once you will find the section, click subdomains and a new window will pop up. Enter the name you want for you subdomain and then enter the exact same name in the Document Root field. That’s it, you are done!
If you want, you can add a new installation of WordPress to the subdomain. This way, you will be able of adding various themes for various sections of your website. It might be for support center, gallery, forum, blog, e-commerce website on the exact same domain, and etc.
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