What is subdomain?
The Domain Name System (DNS) has a tree structure or hierarchy, with each node on the tree being a domain name. .This is the simple definition according to Wikipedia.Suppose I have blog domain name starting with www.ehowportal.com. I can add subdomain instead of www & install different Content Management System(CMS) on it.
I can add any name like forum.ehowportal.com or members.ehowportal.com and bla bla bla. You might have noticed that olx website has verious subdomains like delhi.olx.in, Gujarat.olx.in, surat.olx.in and so on. Likewise you can add as many subdomain as you wish but remember that as many subdomains installed on your blog, as many difficulty you will have while managing its contents.
Mostly we have seen WordPress bloggers are using forum script on their subdomain to create community. You too can install subdomain on your main domain from Bluehost control panel. To setting up sub domain on WordPress, follow the steps.
First login to your bluehost account control panel and there go to domains tab. Navigate to subdomain icon & you will see installing subdomain page there.
There you will see tab where you can specify your subdomain. Here I am creating forum name subdomain in my ehowportal website, so I added forum as subdomain. So after installation, the subdomain will be forum.ehowportal.com. Below that there is document root file where your subdomain should be located, If you don’t know much more about it, leave it default. Now click on create button will create subdomain on your bluehost account.
Than you will see success message on your bluehost account.
How to Delete Subdomain from Bluehost account?
Now if you spelled wrong while creating your subdomain on your bluehost account, don’t worry about it. You can also delete your subdomain from your bluehost account and add another one easily.
All you need to do is just click on subdomain under domain tab from your Bluehost Cpanel and you will see following like subdomain window. You have to just click on remove link. I recently installed forum domain under ehowportal.com domain, so clicking on the remove link there will delete the created subdomain.
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