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, is a subdomain. Other examples of subdomains include,,, and

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 and another one 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.

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.

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.

Installing WordPress on Your Subdomain

1. From your cPanel, in the Web Applications section, click your blog link.

2. Click the Applications Browser tab, and then click WordPress from the Apps for Content Management list.

3. Click install this application.

4. In the Location section, choose the subdomain from the Domain list.

5. In the Settings section, change your username and password. These login credentials are different than your main domain username and password.

6. Click Install.

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