Okay, first off I apologize if this is a redundant post or if the answer to this question is on the wiki. I did a search but got nervous that what I want to do is somehow harder than I think it is.
Essentially: My group just set up a webpage and chose dreamhost as our host. When people go to www.thedayjob.net, they should get our front page and links to all of our material and multimedia. Simple enough. But what we'd also like is for each group member (there are 7 of us total) to get a sub domain (mine would be tony.thedayjob.net, for example) that we can use for personal projects (mostly blogs, but also resume related things...just a personal webpage.) The domain wouldn't redirect to or from anywhere. We just think that name.thedayjob.net looks cooler and more official than say "thedayjob.net/name".
I’m really unsure what the implications of setting up 7 sub domains are, either for the efficiency of the site or cost-wise with dreamhost. If it comes down to it, we could just have "members.thedayjob.net/membername", but obviously that isn't our first choice. So far all of the material I've read makes it sound like sub domains are for sub hosting (which sounds a lot like subleasing an apartment) or for redirecting from another host. We really just want to have nifty personal sites we can put on business cards and resumes, etc.
I was going to just throw caution to the wind and try setting up mine first, but the add DNS record wants a value and a comment and I don't know what to enter or what it even refers to. I guess that's why it says not to do anything unless you're an advanced user. Can someone be really kind and let me know if all of this is possible?
Thanks so much