Knowledgebase: Domain Names
How do I add subdomains like members.mydomain.com?
Posted by Head Nerd in Charge on 16 February 2004 01:35 PM

You can easily add a subdomain by logging to your cpanel admin area.  If your account does not have cpanel access, please open a tech support ticket to request a sub domain addition.

Please follow these instructions on how to add a sub domain, or view a video tutorials here:
http://certifiedhosting.com/tutorial

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/john/forums, they can access http://jforums.domain.com if you set up a subdomain pointing to the forums directory.



Steps

1 To access the Sub Domain Maintenance menu, click on the icon above 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


Troubleshooting

Make sure the file and directories that you have the subdomain displaying exist.

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