What are parked, addon domains and subdomains?

In your control panel, in addition to the primary domain you specified when you signed up for hosting, you can also setup addon domains, parked domains and subdomains. This article will go over each type and give examples of each.

Primary Domain Name

This is the domain name that you specified when you signed up for web hosting. This is typically the first website you set up on your account, and is the website the resides in the main public_html folder.

Addon Domains (Additional Domain Names)

Addon Domains

With your web hosting plan, you can add additional domain names to your hosting account by using the “addon domain” feature. Each addon domain can have its own website and its own email addresses, and from a visitor’s perspective, it is a completely separate website unrelated to any other website or domain on your account (unless you tell them).

You manage your addon domains using the same control panel, and your website files are stored in your hosting account as well, typically in their own folder (for example, public_html/example.com).


SubdomainsSubdomains allow you to create additional website using the same domain name. The best way to explain this is to give an example. If your domain name is example.com, you can create a subdomain called support.example.com which can have a separate website than example.com. Another example of a subdomain is members.completehostingguide.com, which is a subdomain for completehostingguide.com.

Parked Domains / Domain Aliases

Domain Aliases

Parked domains sit on top of your main domain as way to access your website without redirection. In a hypothetical example mysitesdomain.com is parked onto example.com showing people the example.com website when yoursitesdomain.com is visited.

Parked Domains are also called Domain Aliases.

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