Domains and Subdomains

Webhosting services are provided to a specific 2nd level domain (example.com). A third level (or subdomain) "www" domain (www.example.com) can be automatically created for this domain (by your choice in Hosting Control Panel during creating a new webhosting), as an alias (example.com and www.example.com are the same web presentation).

You can create an unlimited number of other subdomains on your domain (my.example.com). Nuclear.Hosting provide 3 types of subdomains which are sligthly different in usage.

1. Subdomain Vhost

Description

A subdomain is created like a standalone webhosting but its directory is located under the main domain hosting directory structure. The primary domain will have access to this subdomain directory (eg. with PHP script).

Subdomain Vhost features:

  • custom folder name for subdomain
  • turn on / off custom Error pages
  • enable / disable "www" subdomain alias (www.sub.example.com)
  • custom PHP version with custom PHP settings
  • custom password protected AWStats statistics
  • custom redirects
  • Available to both VIP and Free memberships

Subdomain Vhost Limitations:

  • does not support SSL certificates (even SSL Lets Encryp't)
  • primary domain have access to subdomains data on the server (eg. within PHP script)
  • it depends / is linked with primary domain

How to create

In the Hosting Control Panel navigate to Sites section and in the left-hand menu click on the Subdomain (Vhost). To create a new subdomain click on the green Add new subdomain.

2. Subdomain Alias

Description

It is like a regular 2nd level domain alias. This subdomain is not physicaly created, it is just an alias which can be redirected (HTTP 301 code) either to primary domain or another domain / URL. Also can be pointed to specific directory on your primary domain FTP account.

Subdomain Alias features:

  • it is like an alias / virtual alias
  • can be redirected to another domain (HTTP 301)
  • can be redirected / routed to specific directory on the primary domain
  • different redirection types (by mod_rewrite) like: no flag, R, L, R+L, R=301+L
  • Let's Encrypt SSL Support (optinaly can be turned off for specific subdomain)
  • Available to both VIP and Free memberships

Subdomain Alias limitations:

  • it depends / is linked with primary domain
  • primary domain have access to subdomains data on the server (eg. within PHP script)
  • no individual PHP settings or PHP versions (the same PHP version and configuration is applied like on primary domain)

How to create

In the Hosting Control Panel navigate to Sites section and in the left-hand menu click on the Subdomain for website. To create a new subdomain click on the green Add new Subdomain.

3. Standalone subdomain

Description

Standalone subdomain is like a regular webhosting for 2nd level domain. It is independent on any other domain. It is a full-featured webhosting. Standalone subdomains are available only for VIP membership users.

Standalone subdomain features:

  • standalone and full-features webhosting with all features
  • indenpedent of any other domain
  • Let's Encrypt SSL support
  • custom PHP version & configuration
  • custom / dedicated FTP enviroment (no shared with any domain)
  • and all regular webhosting benefits and features

Standalone subdomain limitations:

  • no shared files / data / folders with primary or any other domain

How to create

The procedure is the same like when you creating a webhosting for a new 2nd level domain. In the Hosting Control Panel navigate to Sites section and in the left-hand menu click on the Website. To create a new subdomain click on the green Add new website.

Subdomains comparsion

Subdomain Vhost Subdomain Alias Subdomain Standalone
SSL Let's Encrypt
SSL Support
Custom PHP version
Custom PHP Configuration
Data accesible from primary domain
Depends on primary domain
Custom redirects
Full-featured webhosting

Aliases