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 shop.domain.com or admin.domain.com
In the example given above domain.com is the top-level domain (TLD), and ‘shop’ and ‘admin’ are both sub-domains.
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 uk.domain.com or usa.domain.com.
Some developers will also use sub-domains for a mobile version of a website. For example, mobile.domain.com or m.domain.com
Firstly, you will need to login to cPanel using your username and password (this is contained in your ‘New Account Information’ email)
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 sub-domains. Go to the sub-domain you want to remove or edit and click ‘Manage’.
You will now see Manage the subdomain “subdomain.domain.com”. From here, you can update the domain with a new sub-domain or click “Remove Domain” to delete the sub-domain from the system.