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Ok..So I know this is an easy question, but I just don't know. Given the URL:

http://mail.google.com/

What is mail? Is that a directory or what?

I have a domain, and I want to put a webpage on an address like this..how would I go about doing that?

I would like to have:

http://mypage.mydomain.com/
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The particulars of actually doing this will depend upon your host and the control panel they offer. Check their knowledge base or contact support. –  Su' Jul 25 '12 at 21:54

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It's called a subdomain. Depends on what your setup is in order to set one up.

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Yes it's a subdomain but when you create them on your server there's still a actual folder storing the files or the subdomain just like you have files in a folder for your main website.

Most shared hosting sites let you create a folder using your control panel then set it to the root folder of your subdomain.

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