Yes, and its just an empty directory or the default web account for this hosting account if I don't create a sub domain.
For instance, I just created subdomain johndoe4.sellyourhometodayusa.com. Then went into wordpress and created the network site successfully with the same address. But as you can see by browsing there, its just an empty directory.
Earlier I created wordpress network site johndoe3.sellyourhometodayusa.com without creating the subdomain first, and when you browse to it it defaults to the main website on this hosting account.
But in both instances, there is no other options when I click edit site, than Users, Themes, Plugins, Settings...
So whats missing, or is this the way its supposed to be? Where can I find info on working with wp network beyond the install? Because the articles I see on here do not address how to set up pages etc.
And maybe this is not the correct solution for me anyway. I am testing this to see if it could do the job.
What I need to do is have affiliate subdomains or subdirectories like the johndoe prefix or suffix. I just need the landing page on each affiliate site to contain unique information like the name contact info and personal contact form for each affilaite "contact john" etc. and every OTHER page would be content hosted from the main site. http://www.sellyourhometodayusa.com
So that when I need to make updates to content, I make it in one place and all the affiliate sites reflect the same change. And when I need to upgrade wordpress or a plugin, I do it on only one dashboard instead of logging in to a thousand affiliate dasboards to get updated.