What is a subdomain?
A subdomain is a web address that has text in place of “www” for the beginning part of a main domain. This allows you to create divisions of your main domain name to direct your visitors to additional websites or pages. For example:
Take note, that “www” is not needed for subdomain names. To direct visitors to a website that has a subdomain name, just use “http://” then the subdomain (i.e. http://mugs.dcdistributordemo.com).
Why use subdomains?
If you are already using a domain name for a website you have created in your DistributorCentral account, but also want to create another website, a subdomain is an easy way to create an additional web address for the website without have to purchase another domain name.
For example, I have created a website in DistributorCentral and have the domain name, www.dcdistributordemo.com assigned to it. I have then created another website in my DistributorCentral account that is targeted towards Environmentally Friendly products. Instead of purchasing another domain name, I have used the subdomain of “green” so that the website URL is green.dcdistributordemo.com.
You can even do this for company store websites in your DistributorCentral account. For example, I created a company store website for Marriam Heights Hotels, and used the subdomain of “marriamheights” so that the website URL is marriamheights.dcdistributordemo.com.
Click here for more information on how to create company store websites in your DistributorCentral account.
How do I create a subdomain for a website in my DistributorCentral account?
– First we must be hosting a domain name that you have purchased
– Next, Edit the website that you would like to create a subdomain for
– Go to the Website Publisher page for the website
– In the Domain Name Mapping section of the page, enter in the subdomain that you would like to use for the website in the field (see image below)
– Then click on the Save, Map Domain Names To This Website button