How to Create a WordPress Subdomain

So, you require to have WordPress on a sub-domain and also would like to know just how to develop a WordPress sub-domain. Creating a WordPress sub-domain is a fairly simple task. Very first points. A sub-domain is a different entity from WordPress. You can have a sub-domain that you might put an internet site on, a forum, a WordPress blog site etc. Very first points first, you need to develop a sub-domain on your web website where you can mount WordPress.

Developing a sub-domain

To develop a sub-domain you will need to log into your host account. I am going to cover the cPanel interface below however most user interfaces will certainly be relatively similar.

‘Sub-domains’ alternative in your cPanel account on your host. This will be found under the ‘Domain names’ classification in cPanel. You should likewise see options for ‘Add on Domain names’, ‘Parked Domains’, ‘Reroutes’, as well as ‘Basic DNS Zone Editor’ in the ‘Domain names’ classification. Obviously we are going to pick the ‘Sub-domains’ option.

After you click the Sub-domains alternative you will see two message boxes. The one to the right has your domain as well as the one to the left is empty. The message box on the left is where you will certainly go into the name that you have actually selected to be your sub-domain. This can be any name you such as. You need to try to keep it either short or abundant with search phrases. Preferably both if possible.

So state our domain name is and we are most likely to name our sub-domain ‘blue’ then we will certainly end up with ‘’ with our sub-domain included. You can place in ‘green’ for ‘’ or ‘pink’ for ‘’, well you get the idea. As soon as you have actually chosen your name just type it in the message box on the left and click the ‘Develop’ button. That’s it! You currently have a sub-domain.

But your thinking that’s terrific however you desire WordPress on your sub-domain, so that is where we’re heading following.

Mounting WordPress on your sub-domain.

Go back to your cPanel web page and also find the ‘Fantastico De Luxe’ alternative. This should be situated under the ‘Software/Services’ classification. It has the smiley face icon above it. Look for the ‘WordPress’ option which you will certainly locate located under the ‘Blog’ category. After you click the ‘WordPress’ choice you must see a choice for a ‘Brand-new Setup’. Check out more information about Nebulas Design by clicking on the link.

After you click on ‘New Setup’ you will see various options. The very first option will be the ‘Install on domain name’ option. You will certainly notice a drop-down box next to this option. When you click this drop-down box you ought to see your recently produced sub-domain noted as an option. In maintaining with our instance you would see ‘’ as the default address as well as ‘’ in the drop-down box. You will wish to select your sub-domain.

If you do not see your sub-domain after that it was not created properly and also you will certainly need to go back to your cPanel home page and also create your sub-domain once again. After you have actually selected your sub-domain to set up WordPress in, you will intend to complete all the other alternatives. I would certainly recommend leaving the ‘Set up in directory site’ option blank so WordPress installs right into the origin directory site of your sub-domain.

If your domain is and you desire your sub-domain to be ‘blue’ after that your WordPress blog site would be located at gave you left the folder name blank to mount into the origin directory of your sub-domain. If you mount WordPress in a folder on your sub-domain, say we name this folder ‘plastic’ after that your WordPress blog would certainly be located at ‘’.

It can get a little bit complicated which is why I would recommend leaving the box blank and also setting up WordPress in the origin directory of your sub-domain unless you have a great factor to do or else.

Make sure as soon as you have completed the installation that you get in an energetic e-mail address so WordPress will send out all the installment to you. This can be useful in instance you have to fix any type of issues. The email automatically sent out to you will consist of where WordPress was installed, the complete installment course, the general public LINK, Admin URL, Username, Password, MySQL database and also MySQL customer.

Congratulations! You have simply learned how to develop a WordPress sub-domain. Currently you can log in to your WordPress blog as well as begin blogging away.

Mark C. Beaver

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