Linking Established Websites to your Store

21 Nov

Do you already have an established website and want to link your Freewebstore to it?

Creating sub-domains is a great way to do this.

Now, you say. What exactly is a sub-domain? A sub-domain is a subdivision of a domain, such as: store.example.com, or, shop.example.com. The name possibility is endless but the results can be great.

If you already have an established website, such as example.com and want to create a sub-domain of store.example.com follow the steps below:

URL Bar Example - Sub Domains

URL Bar Example – Sub Domains

Step 1
1. Log in to your domain registrar.

2. Go to the control panel of the domain name that you want a sub-domain for.

3. Find a “Sub-domains” button or “Create sub-domains”.

4. In the domain name text area, type in the sub-domain name e.g. store or shop.

5. In the directory area enter the directory that the sub-domain will map to.

Of course all registrars have a different way of creating sub-domains, however, they are all very similar in the way this is done. Here’s a couple of links to different registrar tutorials:

123-Reg  |  GoDaddy  |  One.com

If you need help with this, send our support team your log in details and we will do this for you.

Step 2

Now that you have a sub-domain you must now attach it to your store. Click the link below to view a tutorial on how to do this:

Attaching Domain Names

If you need help with this, send our support team your log in details and we will do this for you.

Step 3

Now that your sub-domain is attached to your Freewebstore you now need to create a link on your already established website that will link to your store. Customers will then be able to access your store through your established site.

Sub Domain Linking

And there you have it, congratulations on your new sub-domain.

If you have any problems or queries regarding this blog post please get in touch with the FreeWebStore support team.

External Help Sources

Sub Domains and Google Analytic’s 

Benefits of Sub Domains

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