When developing your website you may want to add 'sub-domains' within the original domain of your website (the original domain being the overall URL of your website i.e. www.petersweb.me.uk). Adding sub-domains into your website can aid you in making certain areas of your site more memorable and make them stand out to an audience. A quick example would be to add a sub-domain for a picture or image area of your website (if we added this theoretical sub-domain to Peters Web it would look something like this - www.pics.petersweb.me.uk). It's possible to add up to 2 sub-domains to your original domain with our Blogger package, add to 5 sub-domains on our Intermediate package and up to 10 sub-domains with our Mega package, I have listed some steps to follow should you wish to add a sub-domain within your website - just to note that the process to add the sub-domain would take place within cPanel: -
- Login to your cPanel
- Find the sub domain option
- Enter the desired prefix in the Subdomain text box.
- Select the desired main domain from the menu.
- Enter the home floder for the subdomain in the Document Root text box. (note this can be a new folder)
- Click Create.
If you are using Cloudflare you will need also to add a DNS record there by doing the following:
- Login to Cloudflare
- Click on your domain, then DNS
- Copy the record details from your cPanel Zone editor, this will give you the information for step 4
- Select the record type from the record type drop-down on the left-hand side. A subdomain will either be an A or CNAME record type.
- Click Add Record, if this record is an A record use the orange cloud
As you can see its pretty straight forward to add the new sub-domain. If you should have any issues or have any questions regarding this topic please contact us via a support ticket (open a ticket) with our hosting department and we will get back to you as soon as possible.