A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Subdomain on Plesk Control Panel

  • April 24, 2024

Subdomains offer a convenient way to organize and manage different sections of your website or to create distinct web properties under your main domain. If you're using Plesk Control Panel for your web hosting management, creating a subdomain is a simple process. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to create a subdomain on Plesk Control Panel.

Step 1: Log in to Plesk Control Panel

  1. Open your web browser and navigate to the Plesk Control Panel panel.orbi-hosting.com
  2. Enter your username and password to log in to your Plesk account.

Step 2: Access the Domains Section

  1. Once logged in, you'll land on the Plesk Control Panel dashboard.
  2. Look for the "Domains" section in the navigation menu on the left-hand side.
  3. Click on "Domains" to expand the options.

Step 3: Select the Main Domain

  1. Within the "Domains" section, locate and click on the main domain under which you want to create the subdomain.

Step 4: Navigate to Subdomains

  1. After selecting the main domain, scroll down the page until you find the "Subdomains" option.
  2. Click on "Subdomains" to access the subdomain management interface.

Step 5: Add New Subdomain

  1. In the Subdomains section, click on the "Add Subdomain" button.
  2. A new window or form will appear, prompting you to enter details for the new subdomain.
  3. Enter the following information:
    • Subdomain Name: Choose a name for your subdomain (e.g., "blog" for blog.example.com).
    • Document Root: Optionally, specify the directory where the files for the subdomain will be stored. If left blank, Plesk will create a directory based on the subdomain name in the main domain's directory.
    • Additional Settings: You may have additional options to configure, such as enabling DNS support or specifying a specific PHP version (optional).

Step 6: Confirm and Create

  1. Double-check all the details you've entered to ensure accuracy.
  2. Once you're satisfied, click on the "OK" or "Create" button to finalize the creation of the subdomain.

Step 7: Verify Subdomain Creation

  1. After successfully creating the subdomain, you'll receive a confirmation message.
  2. You can verify the creation by navigating to the subdomain URL (e.g., subdomain.example.com) in your web browser. If configured correctly, it should display a placeholder page or any content you've uploaded.


Creating a subdomain on Plesk Control Panel is a straightforward process that allows you to expand your website's structure and functionality with ease. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can set up a subdomain quickly and efficiently to organize your website content or create distinct web properties.

If you encounter any difficulties during the process or require further assistance, feel free to reach out to our support team at [email protected]. We're here to help you create and manage your subdomains, ensuring that your website architecture meets your needs and objectives.

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