What is a subdomain?
Before we move on to the steps, let’s first understand what a subdomain is. A subdomain is a domain that is a part of a larger domain. For example, if your website’s domain name is “example.com,” a subdomain of it could be “blog.example.com.”
Step 1: Log in to Godaddy
The first step in adding a subdomain on Godaddy is to log in to your account. Once you are logged in, navigate to the “My Products” section and click on “DNS.”
Step 2: Add a new record
In the “DNS Management” page, scroll down to the “Add” section and click on “Add.” From the drop-down menu, select “CNAME (Alias).” This will allow you to create a new subdomain.
Step 3: Enter the subdomain name
In the “Host” field, enter the name of the subdomain you want to create. For example, if you want to create a subdomain called “blog.example.com,” you would enter “blog” in the “Host” field.
Step 4: Enter the domain name
In the “Points to” field, enter the domain name of your website. This will typically be the root domain of your website, such as “example.com.”
Step 5: Save the changes
Click on the “Save” button to save the changes you have made. Once you have done this, your subdomain will be created and will start pointing to your website.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: How long does it take for the subdomain to become active?
A: It can take up to 24 hours for the subdomain to become active.
Q: Can I create multiple subdomains?
A: Yes, you can create multiple subdomains on Godaddy.
Q: Can I use a subdomain for a separate website?
A: Yes, you can use a subdomain to create a separate website.
In conclusion, adding a subdomain on Godaddy is a simple process that can be completed in a few easy steps. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily create a subdomain that will help you expand your website’s reach and functionality.