Understanding Subdomains along with Functions and Examples of Subdomains, Already Know?

You who often explore the internet are certainly familiar with the term "domain", right? How not, when you access web pages, you certainly often use a domain.


However, you need to know that in a domain there are usually subdomains. Well, in this article, I will explain the definition, function and example of a subdomain.

Understanding Subdomains

Understanding Subdomain is

Subdomain consists of two words, namely "Sub" and "Domain" which means an additional part of the main domain name or parent that is used as a division of the area that refers to a physical address on a website. The parent of the subdomain is the main domain and this subdomain is located in front of the main domain. You need to know that subdomains can also function as stand-alone websites.

Subdomains are also known as Third level domains. The location of the subdomain and the domain will look like "subdomain.domain.extension_domain" -> "www.journal.mylife.co.id". With a subdomain, a domain can produce several sections or websites and also make it easier for you to manage parts of the website and make your website link or URL look more attractive.


Subdomain function

Subdomain function is

After, you know what is a subdomain, now you need to know more about the functions of the subdomain. In essence, subdomains can be used to create multiple websites with the same domain name. Next below are the subdomain functions in more detail.

1.Subdomains for Creating Websites with Views or Specific Platforms

Subdomains can be used to distinguish the appearance of a website depending on the device or platform used when accessing the website page. For example, on social media web applications that have implemented a mobile display for their website.

The following below is an example of using subdomains as a differentiator for the appearance of a website.

     mobile.twitter.com -> the mobile version of the Twitter page.
     m.facebook.com -> the mobile version of the Facebook page.
     m.youtube.com -> display the mobile version of the youtube page.

2. Creating a Website with Specific Categories or Products

Subdomains can be used to create certain categories of websites. For example, you want to make some nice things on your website like technology, news, sports, and others. Not only, only categories, subdomains are also often made to create web pages for certain products with the same domain name.

The following is an example of using a subdomain to create a category on a website.

    tekno.kompas.com -> compass webpage for the technology category.
    automotive.kompas.com -> compass webpage for the automotive category.
    inet.detik.com -> seconds webpage for the technology category.
    news.detik.com -> seconds webpage for news categories.
    and other religious web pages.

3. Creating a Website in Certain Languages
For certain purposes, a website needs to be provided in various languages ​​(multi-languages). The solution is to use a subdomain other than using a directory. The following below are some examples of subdomains that are used to make a website available in certain languages.

    id.wikipedia.org -> wikipedia website for Indonesian
    en.wikipedia.org -> the wikipedia website for English.
    id.wikibooks.org -> wikibooks website for Indonesian.

Example Subdomain

Well, after you understand what is a subdomain and its function. Now, we will discuss the example of a subdomain. Actually, in the function section we have already mentioned a number of examples of sub domains but I will clarify these examples in this section. Following below are some examples of subdomains and their descriptions.
1. https://en.wikipedia.org

     Subdomain: en
     domain: wikipedia.org
     domain extension: .org
2. https://id.wikihow.com

     Subdomain: id
     domain: wikihow.com
     domain extension: .com
3. https://accounts.google.com

     Subdomain: accounts
     domain: google.com
     domain extension: .com
4. https://plus.google.com

     Subdomain: plus
     domain: google.com
     domain extension: .com

Well, hopefully the discussion described above is about understanding subdomains, functions and examples of subdomains. May be useful. Thank you!

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