Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Addon domain V/S Parked domain

An Addon domain is a new, unique website hosted in a new folder on your 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 main domain and attached to the new folder
    the new domain name is associated with the subdomain

As such, if your main domain was 'abc.com' and you assign the Addon Domain '123.com'     the folder '123', the following routes (URLs) would be true:


They would all access the same directory and, thus, the same website. However, the functionality of 123.com holds true such that when a visitor goes to 123.com, all they know is 123.com -- there is no evidence that they are being routed through 123.abc.com behind the scenes, and everything functions normally.

This all happens automatically when an Addon domain is attached to an account -- no 'fix' required

 An Addon Domain is a domain name which points to its own folder within public_html and appears as a separate website from your primary domain.

    This allows you to have two separate Web sites on your account. You can have a cars.com and then a candy.com as an add-on domain. The candy.com would be a completely separate Web site and visitors would not know that it is part of your cars.com account.

A Parked Domain is a domain name that points to your main Web site on your account

    For example, if cars.com is your main Web site, you can purchase the cars.net and assign it as a parked domain so that if a visitor were to type cars.net they would see the same Web site as if they had typed cars.com

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