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Subdomains are prefixes that you add to your main domain to create a new destination on your hosting account.
For example, if your domain name is "greenwidgets.com" then a possible subdomain could be "buy.greenwidgets.com". Adding a subdomain will give you the option to add separate content to your site while staying on your domain. Here's how:
You'll now see your new subdomain listed in the list below the form:
You'll see 5 columns here:
Subdomains.Root Domain: This is just the name of the subdomain(s) created
Document Root: This is where files for that sub-domain are stored in your file manager
Redirection: This is useful if you need a portion of your site to direct somewhere else, perhaps an affiliate link? You can enter that here.
Actions: Here you can delete the subdomain
Manage Redirection: Use this to change the destination of the subdomain
Adding a subdomain can be very useful for additions such as blogs, PPC landing pages, resource sections (downloads.greenwidgets.com). Subdomains are not recommended as a main landing page or anything you hold in high esteem for SEO purposes. If you want to create separate sections, it's better to use subfolders:
vs. a subdomain:
....even though it, arguably, is prettier.