Sub-domain question...?


#1

i know how to create one, i just have some questions about sub-domains.
-would they be under my original domain name? (ie; www.mydomain.com/subdomain)
-can i make the sub-domain have it’s own website seperate from my own?
-why do other people have a sub-domain for?

the reason i’m asking is that i’m creating websites and i want to be able to upload the files for the clients website to a sub-domain so they can access and see the progress. will this work?

thanks so much!


#2

okay, i’ve read the wiki…and just one last question please before i jump in.

if my original domain is mydomain.com (i’m omitting the http://www as this doesn’t pertain to my question) and i set up a subdomain that is subdomain.com would the viewer go to:
subdomain.com or…
mydomain.com/subdomain?


#3

i am sorry but i do not understand a lot of this, okay? most of this wording goes right by me. it’s not that i am not trying…i just don’t understand.
i do appreciate your help though.

i set up a subdomain. went to that subdomain’s ftp to upload and got an error message. i then went to my ftp and saw that there is a new folder in there for my sub-domains name. so i uploaded my new index files to that folder. but i press visit and i get an error message.
so how do i “view” my new subdomain?
when i go to my control panel i see 2 seperate domains there. do i have to create folders in the subdomain to use the ftp??? i thought that this was suppossed to be done for me.

when i created the sub-domain it said that the web directory is:
/home/darkedge(on brisk)/WorldOfAeraea.com/
so i am unsure of what to type for viewing???
would “home” = darkedgedesign.com???

i’ve tried various spellings and combinations with no success.


#4

You have uploaded the files to the correct directory. When you add a new domain or sub-domain via the panel, a new sub-directory is automatically created for that domain within the home directory of the user that you specified as the controlling user for that domain. This sub-directory will by default be named the same as the domain or sub-domain (ie: mydomain.com).

I am guessing that the DNS information for your sub-domain has not yet fully propagated and this is the reason you cannot browse to the sub-domain yet, it is also likely to be the reason you could not specify the sub-domain when logging in via FTP.

[quote]when i created the sub-domain it said that the web directory is:
/home/darkedge(on brisk)/WorldOfAeraea.com/
so i am unsure of what to type for viewing???
would “home” = darkedgedesign.com???[/quote]
/home/darkedge/ is the home directory for user ‘darkedge’.

You can specify any directory you wish as the web-directory for the sub-domain, but you will still access it as subdomain.mydomain.com from your browser.

Edit: By the way, WorldOfAeraea.com is a full domain, not a sub-domain. A sub-domain would look something like WorldOfAeraea.darkedgedesign.com.

To add another full domain to the system, you must first register the domain name, otherwise the domain will not be accessible. Sub-domains on the other hand, only require that the parent domain name has been registered.

Mark


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#5

“Edit: By the way, WorldOfAeraea.com is a full domain, not a sub-domain. A sub-domain would look something like WorldOfAeraea.darkedgedesign.com.”

okay, that has to be the problem. i set it up as a domain instead of a sub-domain.
i deleted the WorldOfAeraea.com.

now i’m back at the add domain/sub-domain page and i don’t see anything that i would do different! (???). it has to be how i’m naming it i guess.
i’ve tried “worldofaeraea.” and it said that it can’t end in a dot. i tried “worldofaeraea” and it said it must contain a dot! lol! what the heck!?
can someone please tell me how to word this thing?
i want it as a sub-domain under mine. mine is darkedgedesign.com
i want the sub-domain to be something like “worldofaeraea”.


#6

ahhhh. i think i got it now.
i entered worldofaeraea.darkedgedesign.com and it registered as a sub-domain.

thank you raz, you hit the nail on the head!


#7

Yep, thats how you enter sub-domains, but you already know that now. :slight_smile:

Note: What I said above, regarding DNS information taking time to propagate, still holds. The sub-domain can take a while before you will be able to access it via a browser.

No problem, I am always glad to help where I can. I know from past experience that these things can be difficult when starting out, so much to learn and so little time, but fortunately, after a while it all starts to gel and things become a lot easier.

Good luck.

Mark


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#8

yes, it has a little timer beside it now.
but i don’t see a folder anywhere, will that appear in time???

yes, so much to learn…my brain is full.

thanks again mark for your assistance and not being condescending in your replies.


#9

Yes, once the timer icon has vanished, the directory should appear in your home directory. The timer icon is telling you that the creation process for that sub-domain has been queued in the system. I would suspect that icon to vanish pretty quickly.

However, the DNS propagation issue is not related to that timer icon, even when the timer has vanished, you will still have a period where the domain is not reachable by browser, although you can still upload your content during this period. Fortunately, sub-domains become reachable faster than full domains, but there is still a delay, so be patient. :slight_smile:

Mark


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#10

More explanation of subdomains is at http://domains.dan.info/structure/subdomains.html.

– Dan