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Ok, so I have seen different websites with sub domains for forums or anything. They look two different ways, for example http://www.forums.website.com or http://www.website.com/forums. I am able to make /forum possible for my website but I rather it be forums.website.com. How am I able to do this??
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It depends on a few factors.

Normally you will have to log on to your web host control panel and look for an option that says something like "create subdomain" (or whatever). This will likely be found in some kind of "manage account" or "tools" area of the control panel. It will then point that domain name to your forum directory.
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Sorry, maybe I didnt clarify myself enough. I know how to make a sub domain but only for it to look like this.... http://www.website.com/blank. I want all of my sub domains to look like this... http://www.blank.website.com. How can I do that?
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On a subdomain you can't add the www like you are trying to do. You can have http://blank.website.com/

Zwirko did give you the correct answer. For example in CPanel you would go to "Subdomain" which would open the subdomain manager.

If your forum is located in public_html/forum/ You would normally access it by http://www.yourdomain.com/forum In Create New Subdomain, simply type in the word "forum" (you can't put http://www.forum because you can't have periods in a subdomain). When you add it, it will automatically look for a directory public_html/forum. If that directory already exists it will link to it. If it doesn't exist, it will create it. Then you put all your forum files in public_html/forum

Sometimes though that isn't where you want it to redirect to. Lets say you've already got a forum installed in public_html/phpbb3

You create the forum subdomain as described above. then for forum.yourdomain.com in the Subdomain Manager select "Setup Redirection" In the redirection menu, then for the URL put http://www.yourdomain.com/phpbb3/

Hope that clarifies a little.
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drumzplaya13 wrote:
Sorry, maybe I didnt clarify myself enough. I know how to make a sub domain but only for it to look like this.... http://www.website.com/blank. I want all of my sub domains to look like this... http://www.blank.website.com. How can I do that?

http://www.domain.com/page is not considered to be a subdomain. A subdomain is http://subdomain.domain.com... that's why it's subdomain... under the domain or in this case, before it.

I'm also sure you could do that with a simple .htaccess file.. change the look of your URL. SO when the link is actually http://www.domain.com/forum it would look like http://forum.domain.com and accessible like that as well. Don't quote me on that though, but I'm almost positive you can do that.
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It gets a bit more complicated when doing it on Windows servers but since most users around here don't use Windows servers I'll reserve that unless asked for it.

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