Subdomains are great ways to break up your site a bit. For example, I have all my free resources and opt ins on a sub domain. Same with my podcast and my shop. They are literally separate websites but using my same to domain name. For example, egmanagementconsultant.us is my primary website. But my shop is located at shop.egmanagmentconsultant.us.
Why did I do this?
To keep my websites light for one and to make things easier for me to manage. You might think managing seven websites is a ton of work but when I break it out like this it makes my life super easy. The subdomains get their own themes and plugins and wordpress installs. Literally a whole new website and I didn’t have to spend money on a new domain name. So my shop has woo commerce on it and takes payments but my primary site just holds my blog and information about my services. Same with my free resources. New clients can sign up there and get more information about my offers. This is especially great if you are thinking about creating a course or membership website.
How do I set it up?
When you login to your hosting, there will be an option for subdomains.
Next enter in what you would like the subdomain to be (i.e. shop) and select the domain you want. You only need to write in the word shop. You don’t need to spell it all out.
You should get a confirmation screen after that.
Now you can install wordpress and treat it just like a whole new website!