Explained: What is a Subdomain?

Easy navigation helps in increasing the accessibility of a website. This is where the importance of a subdomain comes in. Read more about what is a subdomain and its types in this article.

Its time to foray into the multiple dimensions of the domain after you buy a domain name of your choice and create a killer website from it. Every time a user visits your site, he’ll be directed to the main homepage comprising of the overall domain features.

But what if your domain is overflowing with all the information you have and you want it to be provided to your audience in a more organized way. It’s like creating a new directory on your hard drive.

 

What is a Subdomain?

A subdomain is like an additional part of your primary domain name. Subdomains are built to organize your website and assist users in navigating to different sections of your site content. 

For example, you have a domain named www.mybusiness.com, which serves as a platform to buy and sell commodities online. Right now, the sub domain of the website is www. But in case a user clicks on the shop tab, he’ll be redirected to shop.mybusiness.com. Similarly, if he clicks on blog option, he’ll be redirected to blog.mybusiness.com, where ‘blog’ is the subdomain, ‘mybusiness’ is the primary domain, and ‘.com’ is the domain extension or top-level domain. 

Note: You can add up to 100 subdomains per domain name and even add multiple levels of subdomains as long as each subdomain is up to 25 characters long.

 

Types of Subdomains

Several kinds of subdomains can be created according to your website requirement. Some types of subdomains have been mentioned in the list down below:

    • Regular Sub domain: A regular sub domain is a subdomain that is hosted on our server and serves sites and host email boxes.
    • Webplication subdomain: A webplication subdomain allows its users to readily and directly be redirected to the installation process pf the web application once enter the weplication subdomain.
    • Microsoft FrontPage Subdomain: A Microsoft FrontPage subdomain is a regular subdomain with regular subdomain features. The only point of difference between it and others is that you can develop its web contents only using Microsoft FrontPage client.
  • DNS record subdomain: With the use of this type of domain, you can alter custom DNS records and add A records, NS records, & CNAME records.

 

Subdomain forms a crucial part of a domain. It helps to organize and divide the different sections of the website content, enabling more accessible and faster navigation for its users. 

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