What is a Sub-Domain?
A sub domain is one, which resides under your top-level domain
name, but in many ways behaves as a "totally independent domain". You'll
observe that many of the larger corporations use these, as they're somewhat
more professional looking, and do a better job of creating an independent
precedence for service or product lines, which appear as separate web
Example: You're a GM dealer with a site such as GM.com. You sell everything
from Pontiac's to Cadillac's. To better organize your online presence,
you could create sub domains for your various automotive lines. These
would appear as http://pontiac.gm.com/ or http://cadillac.gm.com/. Also note
that in most cases, the domain need not be called with the http:// or
www protocol. pontiac.gm.com can be called exactly how it
Setting up a sub domain:
Thanks to the control panel, this task has been made easier
than ever and can be achieved as follows:
1. Login to your control panel (http://www.your-domain.com/cpanel/)
2. Select Sub Domains
3. Enter the name of your new sub domain
4. Hit "Add"
That's it! Your new sub domain is now ready for use. To find it, login
to your "main web directory" through your control panel by selecting "File
Manager " or simply use your favorite FTP client. You'll see it residing
as another directory. Upload your files to this directory just as you
would with any other. For example, if you created pontiac, then a directory
called pontiac is what you'll be looking for.
All new sub domains are created with their own independent cgi-bin. This
means your new sub domain operates independently of everything else, and
is almost like having a whole new domain. Feel free to configure all cgi
scripts, which are pertinent to the functioning of this sub domain. A
nice feature, as it saves your main cgi-bin from becoming cluttered and
somewhat disorganized; especially if you utilize a lot of cgi programming.
Independent email for the new sub domain - (In final
Yes, you'll observe duplicates of all "configured pop email
accounts" appearing beside the sub-domain, and or all sub-domains
you've created. Now I know you'll be tempted to use (what appears
to be) a perfectly good email address's, BUT please "Don't!" This
is a feature that is in final development. While it may look somewhat
confusing at first glance, it's really not. In the near future,
you'll be able to configure these email accounts for use with your sub-domains.
For example, if you configured support.yourdomain.com, then you'll be
able to use the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the time being, please configure email address's that correspond
to your standard "top-level" domain, and just ignore the sub-domain
duplicates. ALSO: Any duplicate sub-domain email address's
you see appearing in your pop mail setup configuration "DO NOT" count
towards your allocated number of pop mail boxes we've provided.