This article describes how to add, redirect, and delete subdomains using cPanel.
A subdomain is a domain that is part of a larger domain, based upon a prefix name that you choose. For example, the example.com domain might have a subdomain for the support department that directs visitors to a separate area of the web site. If the subdomain prefix is support, then the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) is support.example.com.
You can use subdomains whenever you want to create separate areas on your web site that are accessible using different FQDNs.
To add a subdomain, follow these steps:
Under Create a Subdomain, type the name of the subdomain that you want to add in the Subdomain text box.
The following names are reserved on managed accounts, so you should not use them for new subdomains:
You can redirect web site visitors from a particular subdomain to another location. This feature is often used when the subdomain's web pages have moved to a new location. For example, you might redirect the sales.example.com subdomain to the salesnew.example.com subdomain.
To enable subdomain redirection, follow these steps:
On the Redirection page, type the redirection destination address in the redirects to: text box.
When you no longer want to redirect visitors from a subdomain to another location, disable redirection.
To disable subdomain redirection, follow these steps:
When you no longer need a subdomain, you can delete it.
To delete a subdomain, follow these steps:
For more information about subdomains, please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subdomain.
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