View Full Version : subdomain usage
02-20-2006, 07:57 PM
I have been using mambo to develop my webpage on bluehost for under a year. This has been all new to me, but with mambo I haven't really had to enter the bluehost site often other than for email.
I have created a subdomain recently, but I don't have a clue how to use it? I don't even know how to access it? My intial domain was easy because after downloading mambo from bluehost it took over. Please help.:confused:
02-20-2006, 09:48 PM
If you created a subdomain like foo.yourdomain.com there should be a directory called "foo" in your public_html directory on the server. You can reach the via ftp or through the File Manager in the Control Panel.
02-21-2006, 08:08 PM
I realize that I am showing my ignorance, but I have no idea what you mean. When I created my original domain name, I immediately started using mambo to develop it and I have not had to do anything like what you have stated. I have found the directory you are speaking of, but I don't know where to go from there. Do you have any ideas? thanks.
02-21-2006, 09:03 PM
You use a subdomain like a mini-site under your main site. It's commonly used for things like downloads, support, etc.
An example would be a company that provided computers. They might have the following:
Their main site - http://www.bigcompany.com
Their products - http://products.bigcompany.com
Their support - http://support.bigcompany.com
Their downloads - http://downloads.bigcompany.com
If I get a lot of downloads from that company I can just bookmark the download site.
You can use that new subdomain to essentially create another website and put whatever you want in it. You could give users their own subdomain so they could have their own website like john.yourdomain.com. The subdomain has its own cgi-bin, emails and ftp (set these up in *your* CPanel). You can also install Fantastico applications in a subdomain.
Hope this explains it a little better.
02-22-2006, 04:49 AM
you were publishing to ftp://maindomain.com/public.html for the addon domain name you will need to publish to ftp://maindomain.com/public.html/addondomain.
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