How to setup subdomain accounts best practice?

WestBend

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I have read several posts on this.

I am curious about a couple of best practices.

If i want to create subdomains for my own domain name should i create subdomains through cpanel which then makes all the directories sub to public_html and adds them into the main DNS zone or should i create them in WHM as standalone accounts. As i understand it i cant control bandwidth usage per account IF i add them as subdomains through cPanel.

If i create them as standalone accounts in WHM which gives me bandwidth control but will add a DNS zone subdomain.domain.com to the Zones list should i then delete this zone and manually add it into the DNS zone for domain.com? Do i gain or loose anything by having all these subdomains.domain.com DNS zones as seperate zones?

Any experienced insight into this would be wonderful.

Thanks
 

reddrake

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Hello making them as standalone in whm is fine. Leave the DNS entry so it is expandible and editible for sub sub domains and such.

:)
 

WestBend

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thanks for the input reddrake. If i am NOT going to allow the subdomains to sub another to their address is there any reason to leave them then?

I wish WHM would have a larger window to view the dns zones in.. its so small lol
 

WestBend

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I mean the actual list of zones on the box, not the actual dns zone editor itself
 

ttremain

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I prefer keeping them seperate, however if you ever plan
to move the domain from one server to another, the
transfer utility combines them all. (or used to)