Creating a subdomain in Plesk

  • Applies to: DV
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Plesk administrator access
  • Applies to: DV 4.0
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Plesk administrator access


In the Domain Name System (DNS) hierarchy, a subdomain is a domain that is part of a larger domain. For example,,, are subdomains of the domain.

How can I add a subdomain?


  1. Log into the Plesk Control Panel for your domain.
  2. Click on Domains. (Note: Depending on your Plesk version this may be listed as Websites & Domains).


  3. You will see a list of your domains for this subscription. Click on the Add Subdomain button.


  4. Complete this form. Enter your subdomain and select the domain you want.


    • Subdomain name: Enter your subdomain name.
    • Parent domain: The domain you wish to add the subdomain to
    • Document root: The default will be the "" -- you can use any name you like. Be sure to use only alpha-numeric characters, avoid spaces and special characters.
  5. Press OK to continue.
  6. You are now returned to the Domains page. Your newly added subdomain will be listed as Subdomain under the Hosting Type.


  7. That's it! You just added a subdomain in Plesk.

Next steps

If you haven't already added your domain in the AccountCenter, you'll need to do this. You manage the Zone File for your domain in the AccountCenter, not Plesk. For instructions, please see: How do I add a domain or subdomain to my server?


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