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Add a subdomain on my cPanel account

Updated Apr 8th at 13:52 BST

Subdomains let you create memorable addresses and easy ways to access areas of your website. For example, you could create a subdomain for pictures on your site called "pics" that is accessible through the URLs "pics.coolexample.com" and "www.coolexample.com/pics".

There are a few things to know about using subdomains:

A subdomain must be a subdomain of another domain name on your Linux Hosting account - for example, if you've got "coolexample.com", you can add "pics.coolexample.com". Subdomain website files are stored in a different directory than the main domain website files.

From your client area go to:

Services -> My Services -> click on the green "Active" button -> Login to cPanel/Control Panel

In the account Dashboard, click cPanel Admin.

In the cPanel Home page, in the Domains section, click Subdomains.

In the cPanel Subdomains page, enter just the Subdomain name - for example pics.

Make sure the main Domain is selected.

Leave the Document Root set to the default. This keeps the subdomain files in a separate directory from the main domain files.

Note: If you know that you want the subdomain files to be in a different directory than the default, change the Document Root.

Click Create. cPanel creates the subdomain and it appears in the Modify a Subdomain list.