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How to Create a Sub Domain in cPanel

What is a Sub Domain?

A sub-domain is a branch of your existing domain name and is often used for organising within a domain name. Within every Cheap Host package, you can create unlimited sub-domains to help structure your website more effectively.

An example of a subdomain might be or

In the example given above is the top-level domain (TLD), and ‘shop’ and ‘admin’ are both sub-domains.

When to Use a Sub-domain

One of the common uses of sub-domains is as a staging domain for a website. For example, when designing or updating a site, it can be useful to manage the process on a sub-domain.

Another common usage is for e-commerce websites. Due to the nature and complexity of e-commerce sites, webmasters often use a sub-domain for the shop area.

Many webmasters will also use sub-domains to structure a site by location. Examples of this might be or

Some developers will also use sub-domains for a mobile version of a website. For example, or

Create your Sub-domain in cPanel

Firstly, you will need to login to cPanel using your username and password (this is contained in your ‘New Account Information’ email)

  • Once logged in go to cPanel --> Domains (tab) --> Domains

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Alternatively, you can go to the search bar at the top right-hand corner of the screen and type ‘Domains’ then choose ‘Domains’ from the drop down menu

  • You will now see a list of the current domains. On the right-hand side of the screen click the ‘Create a New Domain’ button

add a sub domain in cpanel

  • Next type in your sub-domain into the textbox labelled ‘Domain’. IN the example we have created a sub-domain ‘’. Now click ‘Submit’ or ‘Submit and Create Another’. You have successfully created a sub-domain in cPanel.

create a sub domain in cpanel

Remove or Edit a Sub-Domain

  • Once logged in go to cPanel --> Domains (tab) --> Domains

You will now see a list of the sub-domains. Go to the sub-domain you want to remove or edit and click ‘Manage’.

You will now see Manage the subdomain “”. From here, you can update the domain with a new sub-domain or click “Remove Domain” to delete the sub-domain from the system.

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