Subdomain + host + blog like jessica.mcrackan.com
This can only be done after getting a blog, purchasing a domain name, and purchasing a hosting package. See Blog, Buy domain, and Buy hosting for details.
This isn't a common scenerio but it's one I am using so I may as well put it here in case it's useful. I bought mcrackan.com at GoDaddy. So that I could host my own files on mcrackan.com, I went through the domain + host steps to get my domain name pointed at my host. Now mcrackan.com and www.mcrackan.com go to my hosted files on 1&1 and now manipulation of anything related to mcrackan.com has to be done at 1&1. This includes setting up subdomains (eg: xyz.mcrackan.com). I set up the subdomain jessica.mcrackan.com (see the steps below). I don't want jessica.mcrackan.com hosted on 1&1 though. It's a Blogger (ie: Google) blog. At 1&1, I have a monthly limit of bandwidth I can use and a limit of filespace i can use. Also, Google is more stable and loads faster than 1&1. Blogger is also very easy software to use and is alrady set up. To set up something comparable on my own would take a bit of time. Therefore: I want to still host the blog on Blogger.
Here's how to do it:
- Login to 1&1
- Click Manage domains
- Click the arrow next to New. Click Create Subdomain
- Type jessica and select mcrackan.com. Click ok
- Follow the same instructions as domain + blog to link a domain to a blog without hosting