For those who handle websites and hosting accounts, cPanel is often the preferred control panel choice. There are many good reasons for this, one being that the Linux-based control panel offers users with a vast array of tools allowing for efficient handling of sites and hosting accounts.
In addition to these powerful tools, cPanel also makes it easy for users to have full control over a huge number of functions that can all contribute to the better streamlining of the entire process. These functions include file management, email configurations, software configurations, database administration, security implementation, and many more.
One of the most useful features that cPanel offers is the quick and easy creation of subdomains. And the best thing about this is that, there are actually several things that users can do to make it even simpler and quicker.
A Quick Overview – What Subdomains and Subdirectories Are
Basically, subdomains are new web names or addresses created when something is added in the front-end of any existing main domain name.
For instance, an existing domain name service.com is added with a ‘quality.’ in front, resulting in an address that looks like ‘quality.service.com’. The address quality.service.com is actually a subdomain.
The main reason as to why subdomains are created is because they serve as a useful way for web activities and presences to be partitioned and looked at separately. And with subdomains still having the main domain name as part of its name, site visitors are still going to associate it with the main domain.
It is also worthy to note that, aside from subdomains, subdirectories can also be created via cPanel Developing. These subdirectories also serve as individual web presences and provide topic- or subject-driven content specifically for a directory.
If a subdomain can be ‘quality.service.com’, a subdirectory, on the other hand, can be ‘service.com/quality’. Doing this can make it a lot clearer for site visitors to know that they are dealing with the website ‘service.com’.
Creating Subdomains in cPanel
When creating subdomains in the hosting management service cPanel, users do not have to worry about complex procedures. In fact, it is actually quite straightforward.
The option for subdomain creation can easily be seen on the main sections page of the control panel. A screen is going to appear, wherein a dropdown list is available, along with domain name recommendations. The default is corporate.com. Users just have to replace this with their preferred choice.
When a user fills out the text box for the subdomain name, for example, with ‘quality’, cPanel is going to automatically fill in the document root textbox with ‘public_html/quality. The part that says ‘public_html’ is the directory where the control panel files all of the various subdomain content. Each of the subdomains that have been created is then mapped by the cPanel with a corresponding directory.
Once every required information has been entered, clicking on the ‘Create’ button is going to create the subdomain. Content can now be added for the newly created subdomain. The first type of content is the index.html page.
Why Create Subdomains and/or Subdirectories
There are many good reasons to create subdomains and subdirectories. And while they do benefit the SEO efforts of a website, they can actually be great additions to branding strategies. Of course, both types of sub categories have their own sets of advantages and disadvantages over the other, but both of them are aimed at delivering content to site visitors individually and separately, making it easier for visitors to have an idea on what they can expect the information on the page to be.
Final Thoughts on Subdomain and Subdirectory Creation
All in all, with the process of creating subdomains and subdirectories via cPanel being quite easy and fast, there is no reason for users not to take advantage of this feature. It can be very helpful to disseminate information depending on type, which can then lead to site visitors having an easier time navigating the site and locating what they are trying to find.