Subdomains management lets Opendatasoft customers manage their own set of domains autonomously. A subdomain shares the exact same characteristics as a domain, except that its quotas can be managed from the parent domain (root domain).
Subdomains are made available to Opendatasoft's customers through a specific, paying license option.
Subdomains can be used for different purposes:
A private company with different business units wanting to manage their own Opendatasoft instance (domain).
A local government that is sustaining an Open Data policy at a regional scale, providing its local cities with an on-the-shelf Open Data platform.
The subdomain creation is managed from the parent domain. Once created, the subdomain is a full-fledged domain and can have its own look & feel, datasets, content pages, and security (users and groups).
The parent domain can "push" content pages and datasets to subdomains using the distribution feature. It can also easily gather data from the subdomains (provided the parent domain has access to the subdomain) using the harvesters feature.