A subdomain is a website address, which is under a main, or a root domain. An example is something.domain.com, in which domain.com is the main domain name, while "something" is the subdomain below it. Each subdomain can have its own site and records i.e. apart from using the domain name as a part of the whole web address, a subdomain can be entirely independent and also hosted by a separate company. Using a subdomain could be very beneficial if you want to have different websites that are connected in some way. As an example, you could have an online store under the main domain and a forum under a subdomain in order to provide means for your clients to ask questions and / or share views about your products. The main advantage of employing a subdomain rather than a subfolder is that the websites will be separated, so you're able to update one of them or perform maintenance without affecting the other.
Subdomains in Shared Web Hosting
When you use shared web hosting packages you'll be able to create subdomains with just a couple of clicks in your website hosting Control Panel. All of them will be listed in a single location together with the domains hosted in the account and arranged under their own domain to help make their administration easier. No matter the plan that you choose, you're going to be able to create numerous subdomains and set their access folder or create custom error pages during the process. Additionally, you'll have access to lots of functions for any of them with just a mouse click, so from the very same section in which you create them you can access their DNS records, files, visitor statistics, etc. Unlike other companies, we have not limited the amount of subdomains that you can have even if you host just one domain address in the account.