Create a Demo Website URL

When I start a new website project, I create a demo website URL for the client. This gives me a safe place to create a website that I can control and they can see and take for a ‘test-drive’ prior to it going live on the permanent URL.

The easiest way I’ve found to do this is to create a subdomain in cPanel on my URL with a short and easy to remember extension. For example, when I was redesigning the Twin Love Concierge, I created a subdomain called

It takes less than 5 minutes to do and will get your website project started off on the right foot.

Create a Demo Website URL

► Login to your cPanel.

► Go to the Domains area and click on the Subdomains icon.

► Enter the short Subdomain in the box before your URL.

► Click on the Create button.

You will see a confirmation that you have successfully created the subdomain once the process is completed.

► Click on the Go Back button.

You should see the new Subdomain listed.

Congratulations! Your subdomain is now ready and available for you to start building a demo website.