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How to create a subdomain in cPanel?

How to create a subdomain – cPanel


What is a Domain Name?

A domain name serves as a textual pointer to an alphanumeric IP address, facilitating access to a website via client software. Put simply, it’s the phrase users input into their browser’s address bar to land on a specific website. Take Google, for instance—its domain name is ‘’.

Behind the scenes, websites are actually located at intricate numerical IP addresses (like However, through the magic of DNS, users can input user-friendly domain names and seamlessly find the websites they seek. This seamless translation process is aptly termed a DNS lookup.

What is a sub-domain?

A sub-domain is a subset of a larger domain. It’s essentially an extension of the main domain name, allowing for further organization or differentiation of content within a website. For example, in the domain “,” “blog” is the sub-domain of “” Sub-domains are commonly used to categorize or separate different sections of a website, such as blogs, forums, or specific services. They can also be utilized for creating distinct web addresses for different branches or departments of an organization.

This article will go over creating a Subdomain under your cPanel account.


  • First log into your cPanel account.
  • Go to Domains section and click on Domains
  • Click on the Create A New Domain button
  • Enter the following information:

    • Domain: Specify the subdomain you wish to create
    • Document root: Ensure the Share document root option remains unchecked.
    • Home icon: Select a subdirectory within your account’s home directory (located above public_html) to serve as the storage location for your subdomain’s files.
  • Once done, simply click on the Submit button. Your subdomain will then be successfully created.
  • To view and manage your subdomains, navigate to the Domains section within your cPanel. Here, you’ll find a list of all subdomains associated with your main account, allowing you to make any necessary adjustments or deletions as required.