Create a Subdomain

Subdomains are a way of creating separate accounts within your master account, which are accessed as separate URLs. For example, you could set up a “timber” subdomain on your master account “”, which would be accessed as “”. A lot of larger businesses use subdomains to establish branding and focus on separate product lines, because a subdomain creates a separate URL and web presence.

In practice, a subdomain is a sub folder within the public_html level of your account that has its own cgi-bin directory. The “timber” example above creates a new top-level folder called timber, with a cgi-bin sub-folder. Upload your files for the subdomain to this location, including a separate home file (such as index.htm).

You can create email accounts with the subdomain extension. So you can create an email account called “[email protected]

  1. Login to your Hosting control panel
  2. Click Subdomains under the Domains tab
  3. Type the text for the new subdomain in the Subdomain field – make sure the addition to the name conforms with domain name conventions
  4. Click Create. A folder with the same name as the subdomain has now been added to your public_html folder, with a cgi-bin sub-folder (if CGI scripts are enabled on your account)