This video podcast is a short screencast describing how you can use the free website management tool CPanel (provided by my own webhost, Siteground, as well as many others) to set up a subdomain on your website. The main reason to set up a subdomain is so you can use a subdomain web address to tell other people how to find your website. As an example, my main website is speedofcreativity.org. I have WordPress installed at the root level of my domain. I have other instances of WordPress installed into subdomains of my website, however, which gives these sites their own unique addresses. Of course I could have simply installed these programs in subdirectories of my site, but I think it looks more professional and its handier to use subdomains. Examples of subdomains on my main website are our family learning blog: learningsigns.speedofcreativity.org, my personal Moodle site: moodle.speedofcreativity.org, a Christian team-blog to which I contribute: eyesright.speedofcreativity.org, and my personal wiki: wiki.speedofcreativity.org. I have installed (but not used lately) the free wiki engine TikiWiki on my personal wiki site. More recently I installed and have worked with MediaWiki on the StoryChaser’s project wiki: wiki.storychasers.org. If the ideas and information included in this podcast are helpful and of interest to you, please leave a comment on this blog post. Good luck!
- Subdomain defined (WikiPedia)
- cPanel (WikiPedia)
- Siteground (my web host)
- Screenflow (the program I used to create this screencast)
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This article provides valuable insight into utilizing CPanel when setting up a sub-domain. The ability to use sub-domain addresses so others can find one’s website is a useful way of getting the most out of the tools one has. Look forward to reading more articles as they come in.
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Hey Wesley, helpful podcast – particularly by mentioning moving subdomains below the public_html directory. Cheers.