shop.npr.org – A Good Way To Support NPR + And An Example For Your Website – A Subdomain

Many people have visited www.npr.org. In the header of the site is “shop” which takes you to shop.npr.org at which you can buy products that help support the work of npr.

This is a good idea for many blogs that serve the public good. It is a way to help fund your good work.

So, how do you create an ecommerce subdomain for your website: shop.yourwebsitename.org?

The following is from Hostgator’s Support portal:

What is a Subdomain Name? How Do I Create and Delete One?

It is not always necessary to register a new domain name when the one you already own will work perfectly fine. Rather than registering a new domain name, you can always create a subdomain using a domain you already own.

A subdomain is a second website, with its own unique content, but there is no new domain name. Instead, you use an existing domain name and change the www to another name. The subdomain name looks like forums.domain.com, help.domain.com, help2.domain.com (assuming you already host domain.com).

[For example, the Support portal is a subdomain of hostgator.com – http://support.hostgator.com/articles/. . . ]

Note: Your control panel may look slightly different depending on the theme you are using, however the steps will be the same for all themes based off of the X3 theme.

To create a subdomain, please do the following:

  1. Login to cPanel and click Subdomains.
  2. In the drop-down, choose the domain.
  3. In the box before the domain, type the subdomain name you want.
  4. Click inside the “Document Root” box and it will auto-fill.
  5. Hit the Create button.

To delete a subdomain, please do the following:

  1. Login to cPanel and click Subdomains.
  2. At the bottom, under Actions, click Remove.
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