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You have the ability to create subdomains in cPanel. Sub domains function separately from your main domain. Let’s go over an example. If you have a forum for your site, you could create a subdomain called “forum” – and the address would be “”

Many people use subdomains for mobile versions for their website, forums, blogs, and stores. Subdomains are easily created in your cPanel. Let’s walk through setting up a subdomain.

If you are not pointed to InMotion Hosting's Nameservers, you must ALSO create the subdomain where your Nameservers are hosted, then point the subdomain's "A record" to your Shared IP address.

Create a Subdomain

  1. Log into your cPanel
  2. Go to the Domains section and click on Subdomains.
  3. subdomins_1

  4. Type in the name of the subdomain and select the domain to create it under. It will automatically create a folder for the subdomain in your public_html folder
  5. subdomins_2

  6. Click the Create button. You will then see a message stating it "has been created."

It can take up to 24 hours for a new Subdomain to show up on the web, or propagate.

Congratulations, you have added your first subdomain! Please check the next article on Setting up a Redirect for a Domain in your cPanel. If you missed our previous article, please see the Adding a Parked Domain to cPanel tutorial. For more information on this course please visit Managing your Domains in cPanel.

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2014-04-18 6:42 pm

I already have an inmotion hosting account for business purposes but was lookiing to establish a blog for a subject completely unrelated to  and I want my business.  My question then is, can I establish a blog without having the business part of my domain appear?  for example if my domain is, and I want to have blog called super cars, will people still see

27,097 Points
2014-04-18 6:58 pm
Hello Tom,

The answer is yes, you can have a blog that's not related to your other website. People will not see your other domain name if you use a different domain name. Depending on your account type, you register one or more other domain names through AMP. You can then create an add-on domain so that you run a second website that's not related to your first. You'd have to use a different domain name, because if you were to use a subdomain (as per the article above), it would still have your previous domain name in the URL.

I hope that explains it! Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Arnel C.
n/a Points
2014-06-29 9:20 am

Hi Brad,

  I just have a simple question.

  cpanel provides subdomains like "" for the domain "".

  Is it possible to have subdomain like "" or ""?

  Basically i am trying to build a wordpress multisite.

30,331 Points
2014-06-29 4:46 pm
Hello kad,

Subdomains have a format like this: Note the subfolder and domain name portions are separated by a . If you are looking to create something like or these would be considered regular domain names and would need to be registered as such. These would then be added to the cPanel as addon domains.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-08-17 3:52 pm

I'm going to point my domain name off of Network Solutions to InMotion. I am also trying to move my development website to InMotion. I suppose you will put that in a subdomain?

Is there anything I have to do at Network Solutions? I didn quite understand the warning up above 

If you are not pointed to InMotion Hosting's Nameservers, you must ALSO create the subdomain where your Nameservers are hosted, then point the subdomain's "A record" to your Shared IP address.
19,033 Points
2014-08-18 10:58 am
Hello creating a subdomain on the dns,

Thank you for your question. Your Nameservers determine who hosts your DNS.

Basically there are two options as explained below:
Be sure to allow up to 24 hours for any DNS changes to propagate.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

n/a Points
2014-08-28 3:20 am
The article is so helpful. I got it in Google search with the search query "subdomain in cPanel" at the top of the list. Thank you
n/a Points
2014-10-08 11:29 pm

If i want to have a test subdomain for my website, what should i do to make it private?

30,331 Points
2014-10-09 8:17 am
Hello Carlos,

You can password protect the folder used for the subdomain that way only you can access it.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-10-17 5:51 pm

Is there a way to programatically create sub-domains?  In other words, have code create the sub-domain rather than manually doing it in cPanel?

11,186 Points
2014-10-17 6:16 pm
Unfortunately, there is not a method we would be able to provide to do so.
n/a Points
2015-06-14 3:22 am

Hi, please help me. How can I create a subdomain from to Please help me. Waiting for your reply

30,331 Points
2015-06-15 2:48 pm
Hello Abuvijay,

You would use the exact manner as described above.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2015-07-22 9:03 pm


I would like to do some change into my website with out it going under construction. Should i creaet the sub domaine first; afther work on the web site and once everything is up to date, i could transfer it to my main domaine ?

Is it possible to install wordpress in a sub domain ?

Thank You

27,097 Points
2015-07-22 9:20 pm
Hello Denis,

How you want to work on your website, is up to you. If you are creating a website in a different space and under a different domain name then you can do so, but you would have to then MOVE that website to your primary domain name. So, if you consider that no problem instead of having a simple under construction page (the page can say anything - not just "under construction"). And, "YES" it's possible to install WordPress under a subdomain.

If you have any further questions or comments, please let us know.

Arnel C.
n/a Points
2015-08-07 1:23 pm

I have a domain. If I create a subdomain for a family member to use, am I understanding it correctly that only I would have access through the Cpanel to this subdomain for adding, updating, deleting, etc, of the files in this sub domain?

Thank you.


19,033 Points
2015-08-07 3:08 pm
Hello Delmage,

Thank you for contacting us. There is only one cPanel login, this account has access to everything.

When you create a subdomain, it creates an additional FTP account for access to the files. But this account can be limited to a specific folder, and you do not have to share this password with anyone.

As far as access to the subdomain, it depends on how you are building the site. For example if you are using WordPress, they will only have access to the site software, not cPanel.

Thank you,
n/a Points
2015-08-07 6:38 pm

Thank you, John-Paul. Appreciate the quick response.

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