are subsections of your website that can exist as a new website without
a new domain name. Use this interface to create memorable URLs for
different content areas of your site. For example, you can create a
subdomain for your blog that visitors can access through
(Home >> Domains >> Subdomains)
interface allows you to create and manage subdomains for your cPanel
account. A subdomain is a subsection of your website that sometimes
exists as a subdirectory in your
root) directory, or may exist as a directory in your account's home
directory. Subdomains use a prefix in conjunction with the domain name.
For example, if the registered domain name is
example.com, the subdomain will be
can use subdomains to create unique user accounts for “vanity domains.”
This is helpful if, for example, you have a blog, or any other type of
website that uses a domain specifically titled for a user.
Remember: It takes time for the subdomain to become recognized by other computers on the web. Some visitors will not be able to view your subdomain immediately; the process takes anywhere from two days to a week.
To create a subdomain, perform the following steps:
Enter the home directory for the subdomain in the Document Root text box.
Note: This directory contains the files that pertain to the subdomain.
Warning: Due to the order in which Apache processes its configuration file, wildcard subdomains may disrupt the functionality of proxy subdomains. We strongly recommend that you use wildcard subdomains only when absolutely necessary, or when you do not need to use proxy subdomains.
When you create an addon domain, parked domain, subdomain, or main domain, the system will attempt to automatically secure that domain with the best-available existing certificate. If no certificate exists, the system will generate a self-signed certificate to secure the new domain.
If AutoSSL is enabled for the account that owns the new domain, the system will add a request for an AutoSSL certificate to secure the new domain and install it when available.
To open the subdomain’s main directory with the File Manager, click the link under Document Root that corresponds to the subdomain that you want to view in the File Manager.
To search through existing domains, perform the following steps:
Results that match your search criteria populates the list.
To modify the document root for a subdomain, perform the following steps:
To enable or disable redirection of a subdomain, perform the following steps:
To remove an existing subdomain, perform the following steps: