An addon domain is a fully functional domain that can be created from within your control panel. Think of it as having multiple hosting packages all sharing the same control panel. You can give them email addresses, forwarders, and more, the same way you do for your main domain on the account.
Main hosted Domain
- www.guaranteedsearchengineoptimization4u.com Addon Domain
- www.chrisfarrellmembershipreviews.net Addon Domain
- www.solarpowerequipment4u.com Addon Domain
The addon domain will appear as a totally separate domain from your primary domain. There should be no evidence that your domain is an addon domain to incoming traffic when they visit your addon domain. On most hosting sites you can have an unlimited amount of Addon Domains.
An add-on domain is just like having a separate web site. The add-on domain will be hosted or pointed to a folder in your public_html folder of your main-domain.
- The Add-on domain should be already registered and the nameservers for the add-on domain should be pointing the same nameserves as your main-domain.com.
- Let’s say that your addon domain name as myaddondomain.com
There are 3 ways of accessing an addon domain:
- Accessing the addondomain.com will display that very domain name in the address bar of their browser, so its similar to a separate web site
- An add-on domain will have its own CGI and FTP access, its own email accounts and web stats.
The benefits of setting your domains up this way is that you only have to pay for one hosted domain that will cost you anywhere from $4.99 – $10.00 per month depending on who you host with. This is usually paid up front and can be purchased at 1 or 2 year increments for renewal purposes.
This is a great way to start out especially if you are on a limited budget.
The down side of this would be that each an add-on domain uses the space and bandwidth available to the main domain. This is not necessarily a problem when you are first starting out but as build your online business and your websites grow in popularity then your sites will slow down. (Just think of your bandwidth like the freeway and we all know what happens at rush hour traffic.)
This is not a problem though because you can always take the domains that are using more bandwidth and host them separately just like you did with your first domain.
A sub domain utilizes the existing main domain name. It does not have its own domain name.
- A sub domain url will look like this myaddondomain.main-domain.com
A sub domain points to a folder in your public_html directory of your main-domain. Consider your main domain " main-domain.com" and you have a folder "shop" under your public_html directory. You can create a sub domain "shop.main-domain.com ".
You can directly reach the shop page by accessing "shop.main-domain.com". You might have seen "mail.yahoo.com", " mail.google.com". These are sub domains for yahoo.com and google.com. -
A parked domain is one which simply points to an existing domain. It is another domain which is parked on to the main domain. Consider a domain " parked.com" which is parked on the "main-domain.com".
If we access parked.com it will be directed to the main-domain.com and you will get the same page as you see while accessing main-domain.com. The parked domain should also point to the same nameservers as the main-domain.com. The park domain name should be registered.
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