Creating a Subdomain in cPanel
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 “forum.yourdomain.com”
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.
Create a Subdomain
- Log into your cPanel
- Go to the Domains section and click on Subdomains.
- 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
- 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 www.wanttoblog.com, and I want to have blog called super cars, will people still see www.iwanttoblog.com?
2014-04-18 6:58 pm
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.