What is a subdomain?

In the hierarchy of DNS, subdomain or a child domain forms a part of a larger domain name. For instance, in ‘blog.znetlive.com’, “blog” is a subdomain of the larger domain “znetlive.com.” Here is the hierarchy of DNS:

How to Create a Subdomain in cPanel

Here is the stepwise process of how you can create subdomain in cPanel:

    1. First login to your cPanel.
    2. After logging in, you will see the below screen:


    1. Now move over to subdomain option and click on it.

add Subdomain in cPanel

On this screen, you need to enter your subdomain name and mention document root for it. For example if you want to create subdomain as test, you can proceed as given below:


  1. After filling all fields, click on the create option.
  2. Once subdomain is created, you can upload your data under the subdomain directory.

Although, the complete stepwise process has been explained through screenshots, but in order to see it in action, watch this video:

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Manish Kumar Sharma

An engineering graduate with an experience of over a decade in Linux platform, Manish loves spending his spare time researching open source technologies with respect to Linux and watching movies. The senior Linux system admin handles all escalated system issues and loves guiding new team members.
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