Knowledgebase: cPanel General Questions
Adding subdomains
Posted by - NA - on 26 March 2007 10:47 PM

The Sub Domain Maintenance menu allows you to add subdomains to your account. This feature is very useful as people can access subdirectories in your site through a simpler domain name than using your domain name and directory names.

For example: Instead of accessing http://www.domain.com/users/mike/forums, they can access http://mforums.domain.com if you set up a subdomain pointing to the forums directory.

1 To access the Sub Domain Maintenance menu, click on the word Subdomains on the main screen of your cPanel interface.

2 Enter the prefix for the subdomain in the first blank field, and click Add.

NOTE: If the subdomain was added successfully, the following will appear (except sub.domain.com will be the prefix you are using, and your domain):

SubDomain Adder

The subdomain, sub.domain.com has been added.

3 Click on Go Back.

4 To make the subdomain work, select it from the drop box next to Setup Redirection and click on Setup Redirection.

5 Enter the URL which you wish the subdomain to display in the blank field, and click on Save.

NOTE: If the subdomain was redirected properly, the following will appear (except sub.domain.com will be your subdomain, and http://www.domain.com/test.html will be the URL you have selected your subdomain to display) :

SubDomain Redirection

sub.domain.com is currently being redirected to http://www.domain.com/test.html
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