Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sub domain , Parked , Add on domain .

We get asked this question all the time. The answer is actually pretty straightforward:
Sub domain

Lets say your domain is mysite.com.
You install a Message Board and put in in a directory called mysite.com/board/.
You can turn the directory board into a sub-domain by adding it as a sub-domain from your Control Panel.
Now you can access your Message board as either mysite.com/board OR board.mysite.com
This costs you nothing and is free.

Parked Domain

You have two domains mysite.com and my-other-site.com.
mysite.com is the domain of your website and you want to add my-other-site.com.
You want them both to go to the same place. In other words, when someone types either www.mysite.com or www.my-other-site.com they will go to the same page(s) on your website.
In order to have additional parked domains you need to purchase them from a registry.
Register Parked domains here (open a new account if you don't have one registered)

Add-On Domains

You have two domains mysite.com and my-other-site.com.
You want the two domains to be totally separate/independent websites.
In order to have additional add-on domains you need to purchase them from a registry.
Register Add-on domains here (open a new account if you don't have one registered)

1 comment:

  1. I think the explanation for add-on domain is not adequate. This may help:

    An addon domain is a fully functional domain that can be created from within your control panel. This addon domain is a new, unique website hosted in a new folder on your account so that you can host several domains from one control panel. You can give an addon domain email addresses, forwarders, and more the same way as a primary (main) domain on the account.

    When you create an Addon domain, 3 things happen:

    a folder is created in the 'public_html' directory
    a subdomain is created for the primary domain and attached to the new folder
    the new domain name is associated with the subdomain
    For example, if the primary domain was 'abc.com' and you assign the Addon Domain '123.com' to the folder '123', the following routes (URLs) would be true:

    abc.com/123
    123.abc.com
    123.com
    All three of these paths would access the same directory and show the same website. However, in concern to your website's viewers going to 123.com , there is no evidence that they are being routed through 123.abc.com and everything will function as normally.

    This all happens automatically when an Addon domain is assigned to an account; there is no need further action necessary other than loading content into the addon domain folder.

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