Sub-domain & Sub-directory are two most common term in the world of web-hosting. Sub-domain & sub-directory empowers you to add more functionality to your website. For example you can have a forum or blog at sub-domain that would be like:
Using Sub-directory you can have separate website at different directory of your website like:
This one concept can help any individual like you to extend their hosting features & have more features added with your website. Three things you need to know:
- Root domain: Domain.com
- Sub-domain: forum.domain.com (A sub-division of a domain name)
- Subdirectory: Domain.com/directory (A folder below your root domain)
What is Subdomain? [Video Guide]
Here is a video by Godaddy, in which they have explained what is Subdomain & it’s a good starting point for a beginner to learn about this basic info about websites & hosting.
Fun Fact: Your root domain & your sub-domain can be hosted on two different servers. You can checkout this tutorial to learn the process.
Godaddy is coming up with numerous such videos that would help a beginner like you to get the hang of Webhosting & website basics. In an earlier video, I have shared about the difference between domain name & hosting.
Do let me know if you got the complete understanding of Sub-domain with this video or not? Let me know in the comment section. Do share this video with others, as it would help them to learn something new.