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(Home >> Domains >> Subdomains)
This interface allows you to create and manage subdomains for your cPanel account. A subdomain is a subsection of your website that exists as a subdirectory in your
public_html (Document Root) directory. Subdomains use a prefix in conjunction with the domain name. For example, if the registered domain name is
example.com, the subdomain will be
prefix.example.com. You can use subdomains to create unique user accounts for “vanity domains.” This is helpful if, for example, you have a blog, or any other type of website that uses a domain specifically titled for a user.
It is important to remember that it takes time for the subdomain to become recognized by other computers on the web. Visitors will not be able to view your subdomain immediately; the process takes anywhere from two days to a week.
To create a subdomain, perform the following steps:
Enter the home directory for the subdomain in the Document Root text box.
This directory contains the files that pertain to the subdomain.
Due to the order in which Apache processes its configuration file, wildcard subdomains may disrupt the functionality of proxy subdomains. We strongly recommend that you use wildcard subdomains only when absolutely necessary, or when you do not need to use proxy subdomains.
To open the subdomain’s main directory with the File Manager, click the link under Document Root that corresponds to the subdomain that you want to view in the File Manager.
To search through existing domains, perform the following steps:
Results that match your search criteria populates the list.
To modify the document root for a subdomain, perform the following steps:
To enable or disable redirection of a subdomain, perform the following steps:
To remove an existing subdomain, perform the following steps: