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How to create a Subdomain within a Subdomain?

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by Porthos, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. Porthos

    Porthos Guest


    I use Plesk 7.5.1 and successfully created a Subdomain "subdomain.domain.com". But now I want to create an additional subdomain under "subdomain.domain.com" (e.g. subdomain.subdomain.domain.com or www.subdomain.domain.com).

    Every time Plesk says that I tried to use not allowed characters for a subdomain, if I try to create the subdomain "subdomain.subdomain" or "www.subdomain".

    What have I to do to create such a SubSubdomain?
  2. NightStorm

    NightStorm Guest

    I have done this successfully several times now. First, you have to create the subdomain as a standard domain in Plesk (use the "add domain" in the client panel... not the "add subdomain").
    Next, in the top level domain's DNS, set the subdomain to use nameservers instead of an A record. Like, if your Plesk Nameserver is NS1.DOMAIN.COM, you would set your subdomain to have a NS record of NS1.DOMAIN.COM as well.
    This will give full DNS control over to the new subdomain for itself, as well as allow it to have it's own subdomains.
    At least, this is how I did it, and it worked well for me..
  3. Porthos

    Porthos Guest

    Ok, that is a work-around, but the problem is, that my license has a limit of 100 domains. And I do not want to sacrifice a "domain" for a subdomain. On the other hand I want to add very much subdomains and that would result into the lost of many "license-domains".

    Is there no other "normal way" to add SubSubdomain or SubSubSubdomains etc. ?
  4. NightStorm

    NightStorm Guest

    I suppose you could manually add the subsub into your Apache config file, but for the most part, you're digging pretty deep there... the way that Plesk works with subdomains is to create a simple A record for the subdomain (meaning that only that record will point to the IP, and is not wildcarded).
    In the simple sense, you would be manually adding it, as Plesk will, by default, only go one deep.
  5. pesja

    pesja Guest


    2 questions:

    1. When I make a subdomain (I want to get www.subdomain.domain.com), do I unmark the www-prefix, and than within DNS-settings point to it with CNAME?

    2.Can you make en listing how your DNS-settings are on that subdomain (so I get eventualy www.subdomain.domain.com) ?

    Many thanks'