How to create a subdomain

This tutorial will teach you how to create a subdomain. Subdomains are URLs for different sections of your web site. This tutorial will assume that you are already logged into your cPanel. If you are having problems doing that or don't know how, please view the tutorial named: How to log into cPanel.

On your cPanel main page scroll down to the section called domains and click on the subdomains link to load the subdomain main page. You will find a box titled subdomains with your domain name after it. If you have more than one domain name such as parked domains or add-ons, you will find them here in a pull-down menu. Select the correct domain for which you wish to make a subdomain and in the box enter the prefix name of the new subdomain.

The result should look like this: (or whatever your TLD is), for example:

Below the subdomain line is the document root line and by clicking on the icon it will bring up the default directory for the subdomain.

Now click the create button to take you to a page showing that your subdomain has been created successfully. Click on the go back link to return to the subdomain page where you will see your new subdomain listed. You also have the option to make changes or remove it completely on this page.

A folder named 123abc (or whatever you named your subdomain) has been created into which you will upload your files for this subdomain. This folder is located in the public_html directory and can be accessed through file manager or any FTP program.

You can grant virtual FTP access to your new subdomain from the FTP manager in cPanel, although it is not necessary to make it work. It is already working.

You can now click the home link in the upper left corner and return to the main cPanel page or to exit cPanel use the logout link in the upper right corner. Remember, if you are using a public computer, ALWAYS logout of cPanel before closing.

For additional assistance, contact us by submitting a support ticket.

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