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What is a subdomain?

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What is a subdomain?

A Subdomain is a term used in IT to refer to a part of a main domain. A subdomain is created by adding a name or word before the main domain, separated by a dot. It is a way of having a related website as an extension to a main website. Subdomains follow the format mentioned above, and these actually point to a folder within the hosting you have hired, but display their content from the subdomain.


For example, if instead of displaying your shop as follows:, you want to display it from a subdomain, you could create a subdomain that is:

Subdomains are an organisational tool, they can have unique content or be an effective strategy to organise and segment content, improve website traffic and preserve brand identity in each one.

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