How to Create a Subdomain ? Step by Step and Video Tutorial

In this article, we will quickly go through what is a subdomain and how to create one. Let’s go –

What is a Subdomain ?

A subdomain is an extension to your actual domain name, which helps you create different websites by just using/paying for one domain name.

Example: if my domain is mrvirk.com, if I create something like blog.mrvirk.com it will be a subdomain, so basically anything before the dot in your domain name (in this case “blog”) will be the subdomain.

Does it cost to create a subdomain ?

Creating subdomains is free because it’s a extension of your domain and is created on the control panel of your hosting account.

How to Create a Subdomain ? Step by Step Video Tutorial

The subdomain we will be creating in this tutorial will be using this domain: mrvirk.com and we will create a subdomain for it named test.mrvirk.com and host a test file (index.html) to see if the website on the sub domain works or not ?

Steps by Step on Creating a Subdomain in Cpanel

1 -Login  into your hosting account.

2- Open cPanel

(if you are not used to cPanel, please see this short demo video tutorial on cPanel)

3- Select – Subdomain (as seen in the image below)

how to create a subdomain in cpanel
subdomain

4- Create a subdomain

creating a subdomain steps
creating a subdomain steps

5- Go to File Manager – open the Subdomain (the name you gave yo your domain) named folder.

6- Now you have these options –

  • create a html website (used in the tutorial)
  • use wordpress or any other CMS
  • upload your existing website files.

Hope this tutorial helped.

Final results after creating a test page/website on this new subdomain –

subdomain
test.mrvirk.com is the subdomain of mrvirk.com
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Navjot Singh Virk
Navjot is a Hobby Blogger from Ireland and loves to create content to help people. He makes time on weekends to work on this blog. And has a full time position at Yahoo as Technical Product Manager working for Intheknow.com product, which he loves and thrives at. His Skills include in-depth knowledge of SEO, Javascript, Advertising, HTML, Java and Product Management. And his other hobbies include Investing, Gardening and playing Table Tennis.