Before Creating the subdomain for your website there are some terms you must aware from that & why we use subdomaining for your website.
What is a subdomain name?
A subdomain is a second website, with its own unique content, but there is no new domain name. Instead, you use an existing domain name and change the www to another name. The subdomain name looks like forums.domain.com, help.domain.com, help2.domain.com (assuming you already host domain.com).
Why Should I Create A Subdomain?
If you were to create a subdomain for each individual aspect, it would make things a lot easier. You would be able to create a shop (shop.example.com) that you can manage separately from your main site allowing you to add all the necessary plugins and security information. You could create a membership area (members.example.com) where you can add exclusive content that only paying members can access. Perhaps you could add a forum (forum.example.com) where you let visitors ask questions and interact with one another. The possibilities are endless!
Many websites do this (big and small) as it makes it easier to manage the overall site. Take craigslist.org as an example. That is a HUGE site that deals with a vast amount of different subjects. It uses subdomains for each city that it operates in (e.g. newyork.craigslist.org or losangeles.craigslist.org’). Without subdomains it would be practically impossible to manage.
Advantages Of Using Subdomains
- Multiple Websites – Each subdomain is technically a separate website, which is treated as such by search engines. They will have a separate PageRank and Domain Authority, which will help you rank well.
- SEO and Internal Linking – The fact that you have multiple websites means that you can show up more times in the SERPs (search engine result pages). You can rank well for different things, such as local search if you use the craigslist example from above. Also consider that you can (and should) link between your subdomains and you can begin to see the SEO benefits of doing so.
- Boost To Main Domain – All your subdomains will link to and have your main domain included, so it will help to promote your main site. People may find your site based on a forum thread or shop item that you are selling, but then discover your whole site. Subdomains can act as ways to help draw in more traffic to your overall site.
Steps How To Create Subdomain For Your Website
- The first step is to log into the cPanel dashboard for the website you want to add the subdomain to. To do that, sign into your Name.com account and press Web Hosting. Press the cPanel Login button to be taken to your cPanel homepage.
In the Subdomain section, you’ll enter the string you want to the left of the dot in your subdomain. Once it has been entered, the Document Root will autofill. By keeping that section as-is, anything you add to your normal document root folder will load on that subdomain. Press Create to set up your subdomain.
- Wait, you’re not done yet!
Your subdomain will not resolve properly if you don’t add the correct DNS records to it now that it has been created. To do that, go back to your normal Name.com account and choose Web Hosting from the My Account menu. Scroll down the page to the DNS Management section, and make sure the website that hosts your subdomain is selected.
- Use the drop down menu on the left to choose the “A” record type from the menu. In the Host field, type the “sub” part of your sub domain. Then, type your IP address into the Answer section, which you can find by scrolling to the top of your page and looking at the Server IP Address. Press Add record once you’re finished.
It could take up to 24 hours for your subdomain to properly resolve after you’ve added the DNS records, so don’t worry if it doesn’t work right away. With your subdomain successfully created, you can start working on your next project, and make your website even better than ever.
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