A subdomain is an additional part to your main domain name. Subdomains are created to organize and navigate to different sections of your website. You can create multiple subdomains or child domains on your main domain.
For example: store.yourwebsite.com
In this example, ‘store’ is the subdomain, ‘yourwebsite’ is the primary domain and ‘.com’ is the top level domain (TLD). You can use any text as your subdomain, but you want to make sure it’s easy to type and remember.
The most common use-case of a subdomain is for creating a testing or staging version of a website. Often developers will test new plugins and updates on a subdomain staging site before publishing them live on the Internet.
Another common use of a subdomain is to create an online eCommerce store. Often companies want a separate subdomain to handle transactions because eCommerce sites typically require a more complex set up.
We have also seen companies use subdomains for their mobile websites (m.yoursite.com), location-specific sites (uk.yoursite.com), and creating sub-sections of the website.
When this task is included in your active service package, it means that your hosting includes the setup of subdomains and installations in accordance with our website maintenance terms and conditions.