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How to Connect a Subdomain to Hostinger Website Builder

Learn how to publish your website using a subdomain

Austėja Baranauskaitė avatar
Written by Austėja Baranauskaitė
Updated over a week ago

A domain is a unique address of a website, such as,, etc. A subdomain is a subdivision of a domain that can be used to create separate websites or sections within a larger website. It appears before the main domain in a URL and is separated by a period. For example, is a subdomain of

Both domains and subdomains can be connected to a website created with Hostinger Website Builder. To connect a subdomain, follow the steps below 👇

Create a Subdomain as a CNAME Record

Firstly, create a subdomain as a DNS record. Go to your domain's DNS zone, and create a CNAME record that would point to

  • Name: your subdomain's name; e.g., for shop.domain.tld, you need to input shop

  • Target:

  • TTL: use the default value, e.g. 14400

Creating a subdomain as a CNAME record

Add the Subdomain to Your Hosting Plan

Now, add the subdomain to your hosting plan:

1. In the Members Area, go to Websites, and click Create or migrate a website:

2. Click Create a new websiteSelect Hostinger Builder.

3. Select Use an Existing Domain, insert your subdomain, and click Continue:

4. Click Continue again, and you'll be asked to select a website template. Select the preferred one, and you'll be taken to the website editor. Customize the website according to your preferences, and go live once you're ready!

After publishing your website, give your subdomain some time – DNS propagation may take several hours – and your website will be up and running 🚀


  • It's impossible to connect both a domain and a subdomain to the same website – it can only have one address

  • If is already connected to your website, to connect, you'll need to create a new (additional) site using Hostinger Website Builder

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