Using Sub-domains in cPanel
Subdomains are a very easy way to grow your site into dedicated portions like forums or a gallery which feature an address like forums.example.com or gallery.example.com for direct access.
Adding a Subdomain
- Login to cPanel
- Click on Subdomains
- Under the Create a Subdomain header in the box for Subdomain, type the name of your subdomain (eg. forum)
- From the dropdown menu on the right, select the domain to complete the record (eg. example.com)
- Click Create
A new subdomain record will appear in the list below and a new folder will be created in your file structure to use the subdomain.
Removing a Subdomain
- Login to your website control panel
- Click on Sub-domains
- Click Delete next to the entry you wish to remove
This will remove the subdomain, including any files, e-mails or other information associated with that subdomain so ensure you have a backup prior to removal.