A hostname is a series
of letters and/or numbers that appear as a prefix in front of your domain,
such as the www in http://www.my-example.com, or the members in http://members.my-example.com.
How do hostnames
operate with websites?
Hostnames can have
entirely different web settings from the domain they are created from.
For example: while
http://my-example.com forwards visitors to: http://www.yourhost.com/~yoursite
http://members.my-example.com can forward visitors to a separate website:
For each hostname
you create you have the same web choices as you do for your domain - you
can choose to use the Welcome Page, Standard or Stealth Website Redirection
or IP Pointing. Each hostname can use a different feature and direct visitors
to a different website.
What are CNAMEs?