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  • Last Updated : 10 Feb, 2022

The subdomain is mainly used for separating or dividing one website into two different websites. which provides users with a great and unique experience. A subdomain is created with the main website, for example, we have the website xyz.com and this website has its function and usage according to its visitors and blog.xyz.com is another website followed by the domain name of the main website i.e. xyz.com, and this both domain name or website is completely separate from each other.

Creating a subdomain is the best way to provide new features and functionality to the users. As one website provides information and also a teaching facility and also has an online store for selling its merchandise, if all the things are provided on the same website then it becomes hectic in managing the website. 

And subdomain is the extension of your main website and both the website is completely different.

Need for the Subdomain: The subdomain is completely different from the main domain, So if you want to provide different facilities to the users then you are good to go with the subdomain. for example – write.geeksforgeeks.org, careers.geeksforgeeks.org, and learn.geeksforgeeks.org.

How to Create the subdomain: For creating the subdomain you have to go to your Hosting provider dashboard to create a subdomain, sometimes the steps for creating the subdomain for the different- different hosting providers are different but usually, the steps are almost the same.

So let’s see how to create a subdomain step by step:

Step 1:  Firstly login to your Hosting provider dashboard and look for the hosting section then select the website for which you want to create the subdomain.

And, then click on a subdomain.

Step 2: Creating the subdomain panel will appear on the screen and then type the subdomain in the subdomain creation box.

If you want a custom folder in file manager for your subdomain website then check the checkout box.

Step 3: Then click on create button to create the subdomain.

Now, your subdomain is created successfully. you can look at your subdomain under the domain section where you have created the subdomain.

You have successfully done the creation of the subdomain.

How to install WordPress on the subdomain: To install WordPress you have to use the Auto installer of the hosting panel just like how you install WordPress on the normal website. where you have to select the subdomain.

Let’s see step by step how to install WordPress to a subdomain:

Step 1: Go to the dashboard of the hosting provider and then select the hosting section, choose the main domain for which you have created the subdomain, then go to the Auto Installer section.

Step 2: Click on the Auto Installer and then choose WordPress.

After choosing WordPress, click on the select button.

Step 3: After selecting WordPress the Installing WordPress setup wizard will appear on the screen.

Step 4: Choose the subdomain which you have created.

Step 5: After setting your user name, password, and website name, then click on install to install the WordPress on your subdomain.

And finally, click on install.

Now you have successfully installed WordPress on your subdomain website which is completely separate from the main website.

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