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Addon, parked and subdomain names
Posted by - NA - on 2006-10-16 12:59:48 PM
Addon, parked and subdomain names

You can create addon domains, subdomains and even Parked domains using cPanel.

Parked Domain

Suppose that your main domain name is example.com and you want a second domain for example, auto-test.co.uk to lead to the same site. So that whenever any one opens auto-test.co.uk they'll go to your main example.com site. If you purchsed your domain name elsewhere you will need to update the nameservers for the second domain (i.e. auto-test.co.uk). The name servers must be the same as they are for your main domain name (i.e. example.com, nameserver settings are displayed at the top of your cPanel). Next you need to log into your cPanel, go the Domains section, select Parked Domains and then enter the new domain name auto-test.co.uk

Subdomain

A subdomain will be in the form shop.example.com. When you create a subdomain using cPanel it will create a directory in your public_html folder. In our case our main domain is example.com and the subdomain is shop. Log into your cPanel, then click on Subdomains give the name shop and then click on Add you can even setup a redirection for this domain from here.

The Subdomain can be accessed using:
shop.example.com
or
example.com/shop/

Addon Domain

Addon domains allow visitors to view a seperate site from your main site (however, you will only have the one control panel for both). To add the addon domain name auto-test.co.uk on to your main domain name example.com, log into your control panel and select Addon Domains, enter the domain name auto-test.co.uk into the New Domain Name box, enter in the folder name you want to use (such as autotest) and enter a password you want to use.

You can access the addon domain using:
auto-test.co.uk
or
example.com/autotest/
or
autotest.example.com

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