If you think that Subdomain, Addon and Parked domains are the same thing or very little difference, you’re wrong! These three type of domain area provided in cPanel for completely different purpose. So, if your concept is not that clear about Subdomain, Addon and Parked domains, this article may be proven helpful for you.
You may have incorrect views about these domains due to the faulty thinking or understanding. So, without rolling out many misconceptions about Subdomain, Addon domain and parked domains, you should collect the robust information about them.
I can understand this phase of yours when your concept is not clear about Subdomain, Addon and Parked domain because at the time of beginning in the blogging field, my concept was also not clear and I always thought that Subdomain and Addon domains are same. This was because I never used any Subdomain, Parked domain or Addon domain.
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But, now I’m everyday playing with these domains and using them everyday for different purpose. So, I’ve figured out the differences between all these domains and very excited to share with you all so you can also clear your concept about these domains.
Difference Between Subdomain, Addon & Parked Domain
Here I’ve particularly defined each of these domains and I hope that will help you to understand the concept.
Guys, you would be seen this type of domain on many websites such as downloads.cnet.com or plus.google.com. It means, replacing of www portion with any name that you wanna make subdomain of your main domain such as subdomain.maildomain.com. However, you can particualrly publish the unique content on the subdomain.
If you use any CMS like WordPress, you can install it on subdomain and run it as a completely different website but the domain name will be the main domain of your hosting package with the prefix added at the place of www.
So, in one line, A subdomain is a second website with its own unique content, but there is no new domain name or you don’t need to buy other domain for this.
Have you ever wanted to add your other website to your existing Linux hosting package package? So, under the Addon domains section of your cPanel, you can add your other website with its unique content.
So, Addon domain is your other website with its own unique content and the domain is also different from mail domain or you must have a domain (like www.otherdomain.com) to be added into Addon domain.
It means, if you wanna host www.otherdomain.com with your running hosting package, this is the solution. So, you can add your other domain in Addon Domains section and it will be start hosting on the same package without having to do anything else. Read here, how to add addon domian in cPanel.
You might find some similarities between Subdomain and Addon domian but Parked domain is completely different from both of them. In fact, a parked domain is not a unique website or there is not unique content. So, what is parked domain? It is actually the masked forward to the primary domain name of your cPanel account, much like a website alias.
Before you get confused, let me tell you some of the essential uses of Parked domain:
- You need a place to park a domain for which you do not have a website, it is the solution.
- If you have mistakenly registered common misspellings of your domain, you can park them to your mail domain.
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Still, one thing I again wanna tell you that don’t be confused between subdomain and addon domain, just remember that subdomain is a website with unique content but there is no new domain and addon domain is a website with unique content with an other registered domain. So, after reading the above information, I’m sure that your misconceptions about subdomain, addon and parked domain will go out of your mind.