Creating a Subdomain in cPanel


A subdomain is a subsection of your website that sometimes exists as a subdirectory of your public_html (document root) directory or your account’s home directory. Subdomains use a prefix in conjunction with the domain name. For example, if the registered domain name is, the subdomain will be
In this article, you will learn how to create subdomains for your cPanel account.

Create a subdomain in cPanel

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. In the control panel homepage, under the Domains section, click on the Domains icon.
  3. Click on Create a New Domain
  4. Under the Domain entry field, enter the name of the subdomain in complete form – eg. (
  5. The Document Root entry will be filled and the option “Share document root” will be unchecked automatically. If you want to store the subdomain’s files in another directory, enter the full path in the Document Root entry.

    The “Document Root” – refers to the directory of the subdomain (where its related files will be stored)

  6. Click Submit to finish creating your subdomain.
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Updated on April 18, 2023

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