How To Create A Subdomain

Aug 14, 2020

Subdomains are a great way to organize and navigate different parts of your website, and they are a portion of your primary domain name so they’re always branded. 

Subdomain Examples

Subdomains are quite handy because they help visitors remember different sections on your website easily, for example:

In these examples, we’ve bolded the subdomain part of the domain to see what we’re referring to exactly, i.e., your blog, shop, news.

Subdomains can also be used for staging websites or if you want a separate mobile site, etc.

Creating Subdomains


To create a subdomain, log in to your cPanel control panel. Click here for instructions on how to get to cPanel.


Once cPanel loads, click Subdomains under the Domains section:

Create Subdomain

Next, fill in the following fields:

Subdomain: The name of your new subdomain

Domain: Choose the domain on your account from the drop-down menu

Document Root: We recommend setting this to a new directory in the public_html folder, and use your full subdomain name as a folder name. In our example, it would be /public_html/

Click the Create button once ready to add the new subdomain.

If you want to remove an existing subdomain, click Remove next to the subdomain you want to delete under the Modify a Subdomain section: