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What do you call this and how to do it?

mobile.mysite.com

     
9:33 pm on Mar 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I know how to create a folder of course: www.mysite.com/mobile

But how do I create these URLs where a word come before the URL? like this: mobile.mysite.com

What is this called? is it 'URL Directory'? and how do I go about creating one?

I want to have a shorter and easier to remember way to access my site's mobile version.

Thanks in advance.

9:56 pm on Mar 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

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They are called subdomains. Creating them is a 2-step process- you have to setup DNS for it (unless your DNS is already setup for wild card subdomains), and you also have to configure your web server.
1:15 am on Mar 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Usually to create a subdomain, you just need to login to your hosting package admin control panel.

There, you should find a button or a menu regarding your domain names.

You'll have several options and one of them is to create a subdomain name.

Just follow the wizard. If you are not sure on how to do, just contact the support of your hosting company, they will help you (or at least they should).

I hope you'll manage.

Nicolas Prudhon

3:07 am on Mar 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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A suggestion: Since many mobile devices are hard to type on, keep you subdomain (and domain name) short. I suggest using "m.mysite.com" or "mobi.mysite.com" -- The shorter, the better.

Jim