How to create a subdomain

This guide will show you everything you need to do to setup and access a subdomain on an LCN Web hosting or WordPress hosting package.

Subdomains allow you to create multiple sites using the same name but a different prefix to ‘www.’

For example, if your domain name was example.com you could create a subdomain for "blog". Subdomains are often used to separate applications on a website, such as shop.exmaple.com, blog.example.com or bookings.example.com.

Please note: Subdomains are not supported for sites on Start-Up hosting. If you are using Start-Up you can upgrade your hosting via your LCN account by clicking Upgrade on your hosting page.

Let’s get started…

Create a subdomain for your hosted domain name:

  1. Log in to your LCN account.
  2. Click Hosting, then click Manage Site next to the domain you want to add a subdomain to.
  3. Click Manage Subdomains in the Site Summary section.
  4. In the Subdomain field enter the prefix for your new subdomains e.g. blog.
  5. Click Add Subdomain.


  6. Accessing your subdomain

    When your subdomain has been created, you can click on the Details link to find out your FTP settings. After you have connected with FTP you will see a folder with the same name as your subdomain e.g. blog.example.com. All that is left to do is upload your website to the web folder inside your subdomain folder.

    How to remove your subdomain

    If you only created a subdomain for temporary purposes such as testing or building a new site you will likely want to remove it when you are finished.

    To remove your subdomain…

    1. Log in to your LCN account.
    2. Click Hosting, then click Manage Site next to the domain you have a subdomain for.
    3. Click Manage Subdomains in the Site Summary section.
    4. Tick the box for the subdomains you wish to remove.
    5. Click DELETE SELECTED.
    6. Confirm the deletion by ticking the box for I understand that my data will be deleted. Then click DELETE THESE SUBDOMAINS.

    Please note: When you delete a subdomain all the content within the subdomain will be removed and deleted.

    That’s it! You’ve successfully created a subdomain and know how to remove it.

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