What is a subdomain?
A subdomain is a part of a larger domain and is used to organize content within the main domain. It is a hierarchical way of structuring websites on the internet. Subdomains are created by adding a prefix to the main domain name, separated by a dot (period).
For example, consider the domain “dailystory.com.” In this case:
- www.dailystory.com – is a subdomain used for the main DailyStory website.
- app.dailystory.com – is a subdomain used by DailyStory for the DailyStory app.
- docs.dailystory.com – is a subdomain used by DailyStory for user documentation.
- dev.dailystory.com – is a subdomain used by DailyStory for developer documentation.
Each subdomain can have its own unique content, functionality, and web pages, often organized independently from the main domain but still connected to it. Subdomains are typically set up through a website’s DNS (Domain Name System) configuration, allowing different sections or services of a website to be accessible through unique web addresses.