At this point, you have a website that is up and running. Some students may want to create multiple sites that appeal to different audiences or sometimes an instructor will require you to post something to a website as part of an assignment. When you want to create a separate site without registering a whole new domain, create a subdomain. In fact, support.musites.org is a subdomain. Other examples of subdomains include finance.yahoo.com, docs.google.com, drive.google.com, and documentation.cpanel.net/.

With those examples in mind, a subdomain enables you to add a word or two in front of your main domain name in order to create a URL that links to an entirely different designed page. Applying this to your situation, if you wanted to create a couple differently-themed blogs, you could call one sports.myblogname.com and another one food.myblogname.com. Creating subdomains within your existing website is a great way to branch out and address different audiences and topics without drastically changing your existing site.

Creating a Subdomain

1. From your cPanel, in the Domains section, click Subdomains.
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2. Type a one or two word phrase in the Subdomain text box.
3. Confirm your domain name is chosen from the Domain list, and then click Create.
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4. A confirmation message appears when your subdomain is created. Your new subdomain doesn’t have a CMS installed. You need to install a CMS in order to add content to the subdomain.
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Installing WordPress on Your Subdomain

1. From your cPanel, in the Web Applications section, click your blog link.
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2. Click the Applications Browser tab, and then click WordPress from the Apps for Content Management list.
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3. Click install this application.
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4. In the Location section, choose the subdomain from the Domain list.
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5. In the Settings section, change your username and password. These login credentials are different than your main domain username and password.
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6. Click Install.
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