How to add a subdomain in Plesk

How to add a subdomain in Plesk

How to add a subdomain in Plesk

Adding a subdomain in Plesk is a straightforward process. Subdomains are useful for organizing your site content and can be used for various purposes like hosting a blog, a forum, or a specific project related to your main website. Here’s how to add a subdomain in Plesk:

Step 1: Log into Plesk

  1. Access Plesk Panel:
    • Open your web browser and navigate to your Plesk login URL, typically https://yourserverip:8443 or https://yourdomain.com:8443.
    • Enter your Plesk username and password to log in.

Step 2: Navigate to Websites & Domains

  1. Go to Websites & Domains:
    • Once logged in, click on the “Websites & Domains” tab. This section allows you to manage all aspects of your website hosting.

Step 3: Add a New Subdomain

  1. Create a New Subdomain:
    • Look for the “Add Subdomain” button. This is usually located towards the top of the “Websites & Domains” page.
    • Click on “Add Subdomain” to start the process of creating a new subdomain.

Step 4: Configure Subdomain Settings

  1. Enter Subdomain Details:
    • Subdomain Name: Enter the desired name for your subdomain. For example, if you enter ‘blog’, your subdomain will be ‘blog.yourdomain.com’.
    • Parent Domain: Select the domain under which you want to create the subdomain from the dropdown menu.
    • Document Root: Specify the directory where the subdomain’s files will be stored. By default, Plesk creates a new folder in your main domain’s directory, like ‘httpdocs/blog’.
  2. Hosting Settings (Optional):
    • You can configure additional hosting settings such as preferred domain, web scripting languages, and security settings. These options are useful if you have specific requirements for your subdomain.

Step 5: Apply and Save Changes

  1. Create the Subdomain:
    • Once you have configured the settings, click on the “OK” or “Create” button to create the subdomain.
    • Plesk will set up the subdomain and its corresponding directory on your server.

Step 6: Verify the Subdomain

  1. Check the Subdomain:
    • After creation, you should see the new subdomain listed in the “Websites & Domains” section.
    • You can now upload your website files to the specified document root directory of the subdomain or install applications as needed.

Best Practices and Considerations

  • DNS Settings: Ensure that your DNS settings are correctly configured to point the subdomain to your Plesk server.
  • SSL Certificates: Consider securing your subdomain with an SSL certificate, especially if it will handle sensitive data.
  • Backup Regularly: Regularly backup your subdomain’s data to prevent data loss.
  • Subdomain Purpose: Clearly define the purpose of your subdomain and structure its content accordingly.


Adding a subdomain in Plesk is a simple process that can greatly enhance the organization and functionality of your website. By following these steps, you can easily set up a subdomain for any specific purpose, providing a segregated space for different sections of your online presence.

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