Adding a Domain Alias in Cloud Sites

A domain alias is an alternate name for a website. A common use for domain aliases is so mysite.com and mysite.net show the same information. It’s easy to set up domain aliases in Cloud Sites.

When setting up domain aliases in Cloud Sites, remember the alias you create will show the same content as the website where you set up the alias.

  1. Log into the Cloud Sites control panel.
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Creating a Subdomain in Cloud Sites

Websites hosted on subdomains make up a large subsection of the internet. If you own a domain you can create as many subdomains as you want with it. This can be useful when you want to create isolated sections of your websites with specific functions. Creating subdomains is useful if you want to have an online store, blog, or forum.
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What is a FQDN?

What is a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN)?

When working with domains and DNS management understanding what a FQDN is can be very helpful. This article will help explain the concept of a FQDN and a domains different components.

The Parts of a Domain

A domain is made up of a two essential parts, the Top-Level Domain (TLD) and the main Domain Name which is what you register. The other component of domain names are the subdomains. Continue reading “What is a FQDN?”

How To Create a Subdomain in cPanel

  1. This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

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  2. Now let’s learn how to create a subdomain.

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  3. Click the "Subdomains" icon.

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  4. Enter the prefix of your new subdomain.

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  5. Make sure the domain name your subdomain will be associated with is selected. A directory name the same as your subdomain prefix will automatically appear… although you can change this if you want.

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  6. Click the "Create" button.

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  7. That’s it! A new subdomain has been created.

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  8. A new folder called "clients" has also been created, which is where you would upload files for this subdomain.

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