Creating Subdomains

You can create a subdomain/alias name if you already own a domain that works, rather than registering a brand new one. The advantage of doing this is so you can create a second website which holds its own unique pages. Rather than visiting the domain address as www.your-domain.com you can replace the www. with new. making the domain address new.your-domain.com or blog. making the domain address blog.your-domain.com. --- ## To Create a Subdomain Name The first step is to log into your cPanel account. If you are unsure on how to do this, please view the following help article - '[How to log into cPanel](https://hostpresto.com/help/article/1)'. ![alt text](https://i.imgur.com/QRmld56.png "Subdomains 1") --- Under the '**Domains**' section, click onto '**Subdomains**'. ![Subdomain location in cPanel](https://i.imgur.com/DbEgjoJ.png "Subdomains 2") --- Write your subdomain in the '**Subdomain**' box. > Please note - if your cPanel account has multiple domains, you will need to choose the right domain that you are looking to add the subdomain to using the drop down box. ![Create subdomain example](https://i.imgur.com/PXW1LIp.png "Subdomains 3") --- When you mouse click away from the 'Subdomain' box, the document root will be automatically completed by cPanel. Should you wish to change this, you can do so. > Please note - it is recommended that you make a note of the 'Document Root' because this is where you will need to FTP your files to for a site on this subdomain. ![Create subdomain example 2](https://i.imgur.com/e6oVYpa.png "Subdomains 4") --- Click '**Create**' to complete the subdomain creation. ![Create subdomain example 3](https://i.imgur.com/okLCYBN.png "Subdomains 5") Your new subdomain will have now been created. ---
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