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How to Create a Subdomain in cPanel

The most recent version of cPanel removed previous themes like as Paper Lantern and now defaults to the Jupiter theme. In the new theme, the method for adding subdomains has been relocated to the “Domains” section. Please see the revised version of this article by clicking here.

In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to create a subdomain in your cPanel account. 

A subdomain can simply be defined as a subsection of your website, based upon a prefix that you wish. For example, if you have a forum on your website, you can create a subdomain called forum and the address of the forum page would be

You can create a number of subdomains for a website whenever you want to create separate areas in your website. These separate areas can be easily accessible for visitors using separate FQDNs like,,, etc. They are easy to create and we will walk you through setting one up now.

Quick steps:

  • Login to your cPanel.
  • Go to the Domains section and click on Subdomains.
  • Enter the Subdomain and Document Root of your choice.
  • Click on Create button.

Create a Subdomain

Login to your cPanel interface and navigate to Domains > Subdomains.



On the next page, you will be asked to enter the Subdomain prefix of your choice and select the domain to create it under. It will automatically create a folder for your new subdomain in your public_html directory.



Click on the Create button at the bottom.



Congratulations! You have learned how to create a Subdomain in your cPanel interface.

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