Site Operating Manual | Setting
up and managing Sub-Domains:
is a Sub-Domain?
A sub-domain is one which resides
under your top-level domain name, but in many ways behaves as a totally
independent domain. You'll observe that many of the larger corporations
use these, as they're somewhat more professional-looking, and do a better
job of creating an independent presence for service or product lines,
which appear as separate web entities.
Example: You're a GM dealer with a site such as GM.com. You sell everything
from Pontiacs to Cadillacs. To better organize your online presence,
you could create sub-domains for your various automotive lines. These
would appear as http://pontiac.gm.com
or http://cadillac.gm.com. Also
note that in most cases, the domain need not be called with the http://
or www protocol -- pontiac.gm.com can be called exactly as
it appears here.
up a sub domain:
Thanks to C-Panel, this task
has been made easier than ever and can be achieved as follows:
1. Login to C-Panel
2. Select Sub Domains
3. Enter the name of your new sub domain
4. Hit "Add"
That's it! Your new sub domain is now ready for use. To find it, login
to your "main web directory" through C-Panel by selecting
"files" or simply use your favorite FTP client. You'll see
it residing as another directory. Upload your files to this directory
just as you would with any other. For example, if you created pontiac,
then a directory called pontiac is what you'll be looking for.
All new sub domains are created with their own independent cgi-bin.
This means your new sub domain operates independently of everything
else, and is almost like having a whole new domain. Feel free to configure
all cgi scripts, which are pertinent to the functioning of this sub
domain. A nice feature, as it saves your main cgi-bin from becoming
cluttered and somewhat disorganized; especially if you utilize a lot
of cgi programming.
for the new sub domain - (In final
Yes, you'll observe duplicates
of all "configured pop email accounts" appearing beside the sub-domain,
and or all sub-domains you've created. Now I know you'll be tempted
to use (what appears to be) a perfectly good email address, BUT please
"Don't!" This is a feature that is in final development.
While it may look somewhat confusing at first glance, it's really not.
In the near future, you'll be able to configure these email accounts
for use with your sub-domains. For example, if you configured
support.yourdomain.com, then you'll be
able to use the address email@example.com.
For the time being, please configure email
addresses that correspond to your standard "top-level"
domain, and just ignore the sub-domain duplicates. ALSO:
Any duplicate sub-domain email addresses you see appearing in your pop
mail setup configuration DO NOT count towards your allocated number
of pop mail boxes we've provided.