Sorry that I left the bit about email out, just to clarify, when you're stating that you're trying to make a temporary subdomain for testing, in the end are you looking to actually have a subdomain hosted with us? Or were you just thinking about using a subdomain as a staging process for an actual full domain name?
I ask because if your end goal doesn't include a subdomain, then creating one just means you'll have additional work to do when you'd like to switch that site over to a full domain.
If you did in fact want to setup a subdomain that can also receive mail, then you'd need to modify your MX records
, select test.example.com
from the drop-down, and then under the Add New Record
section you'd leave the Priority
, and then for the Destination
you'd enter in the A
DNS record of the subdomain, so in this case test.example.com
If you're not using a subdomain and just using the full domain and modifying your hosts
file, until you point the live domain to our server there wouldn't be a way for people from the outside world to get emails into those mailboxes unless you updated your MX record to point away from your previous server.
You could still go ahead and create an email account
and even access it via webmail using the temporary URL format of:
would be your server's hostname which you can get by viewing your account's technical information in AMP
I hope that more fully answers your question, please let us know if you had any other questions.