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To create a sub domain cPanel asks for the name you wish to use. MAKE SURE the subdomain name you give it doesn't have a folder already named that name. If it does the sub will not work. Example... I want to create the subdomain test.hostgator.com so my sub name is going to be test. If I already have a folder in my ftp named test I need to delete it or rename it to something different before I create the subdomain with the test name from cPanel.

What is a subdomain?
www.domain.com is a domain name. A subdomain is anything that replaces the www in a domain name. forum.hostgator.com is a subdomain. www.forum.hostgator.com is not a subdomain.

How do I setup a subdomain?
To learn how to setup a sub Watch this movie

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