Sub Domains

Sub Domains – What are they, How do I create  Sub Domains?

Sub Domains are domains that are part of a larger domain.  For example, this WordPress Blog is in the Sub-Domain, which is a part of the larger domain.  By doing this we have separated it into its own area of the domain.  This Sub-Domain that we created for this blog is similar to folders on your computer.  Rather than putting a bunch of files on your desktop, you might create several folders on your computer where you store related documents.

Another advantage of using Sub-Domains is that by doing this, you have an easier to remember URL for your blog or website.  For example, the URL of this blog is:

Easy to remember, type and tell people about!

How to Create Sub Domains

To create a Sub-Domain, go into your web-hosting C-Panel and look for the Domains section

Domains, Sub-Domains

Click on the Sub-Domains icon to view existing Sub-Domains and create new ones

The first (top) section of this screen is where you create your Sub-Domains.  All you need to do is enter the first part of the Sub-Domain name, in our case, that is blog

Create Sub-Domains

And as you can see in this example, a separate “folder” is created in your root domain for all of your files relating to your blog, and is where on your domain server your blog files and folders will be stored.  This is the same process for any Sub-Domain whether it is a blog, a web site, or anything else.

For a full explanation of Sub Domains, CLICK HERE for the official scoop from the C-Panel Documentation site.

Now that you have created one or more Sub Domains, what do you do with it?

In the next article we will explore how to install WordPress on your web host server and get you started in creating your own WordPress Blog.

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