Setting Up Sub
What is a Sub-Domain?
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 precedence for service or
product lines, which appear as separate web
Example: You're a GM dealer with a site such as
GM.com. You sell everything from Pontiac's to
Cadillac's. To better organize your online presence,
you could create sub domains for your various
automotive lines. These would appear as
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 how it appears here.
Setting up a sub
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.
Configuring Domain Email Systems: