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How to Create and Delete Subdomains

Creating, managing, and deleting subdomains at Hostinger

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Written by Ixanar U.
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Subdomains are a useful way to organize parts of your website and have neatly constructed links at the same time – for example, your online store can be hosted in the subdomain shop.domain.tld. Subdomains can also act as fully independent websites.

The information given below doesn't apply if the root domain is connected to Hostinger Website Builder. In this case, a subdomain should be created as a DNS record. For more information, please refer here: How to Connect a Subdomain to Hostinger Website Builder 💡

How to Create a Subdomain

To create a subdomain, go to the Websites section and click on Manage next to the website in question. Then, search for Subdomains on the left, and click on it:

The Subdomains menu option on hPanel sidebar

In the section Create a New Subdomain, enter a name for your new subdomain and select if you want to create a custom folder (directory) for it.

It's usually recommended to keep a default directory for your subdomains 💡

Finally, click on Create:

Creating a subdomain at Hostinger


  • Currently, creating wildcard subdomains is not supported

How to Point a Subdomain

If your domain is pointed elsewhere by nameservers, you will need to point your subdomain for it to work properly. Just follow these steps:

  1. Access the DNS zone of the service to which your domain is pointed by nameservers, and create a new A record:




Your subdomain's name

(f.e., for shop.domain.tld, you need to input shop)

Your hosting's IP address

Leave default (or choose the smallest available)

You can check the instructions on how to change the DNS zone for the most popular providers or contact the service's support if you need assistance.


How to Check Existing Subdomains

On the Subdomains page, scroll down to the List of Current Subdomains. There, you will see the full list, as well as the directory where the subdomain's files are located:

The list of existing subdomains on hPanel

How to Delete a Subdomain

Deleting a subdomain permanently deletes the website located on this subdomain, along with the associated databases and emails. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that you download the file backups and databases as well as backup your email messages before proceeding.

Once all is good to go, press the Delete button in the List of Current Subdomains:

The list of current subdomains showing the bin icon to delete a subdomain
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