Is this how subdomains in addon domains should behave?

Lorem Ipsum

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Let's say I have <domain.com> and <addon.com> registered. I have a cPanel hosting account for <domain.com>, and I make <addon.com> an add-on domain of that account. I also create the subdomain <sub.domain.com>. When I look in my account's public_html folder I see an addon folder and a sub folder. I put up pages in the subdomain. So far, so good.

But now let's say I want to make <sub.addon.com>. cPanel allows me to do this action, but when I'm done things are not quite as I had expected.

I expected that cPanel would create a sub folder inside of the addon folder, but it doesn't. Instead, it wants to make the sub folder directly inside of the public_html folder. Since I've already got a folder of that name in that location, it just uses the one I have.

So now I have my <sub.addon.com>, but it is the same as <sub.domain.com>. Is this right?

Thanks in advance for any advice,

Jeremy
 

jayh38

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Yes, that is the expected behavior. addons and subdomains are folders in the domains public root. Thats one of the disadvantages of addons.
 

ozziemedia

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Help please w Circular message on subdomains and add on domains.

moved to another area
 
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CPnow

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Any straight forward answer to Lorem Ipsum !!!!

I have the same problem. Have read on the matter on so many different forums. Only answer you get is either "a bug in the CPanel" or "ask the host". Well it is very clear that the host can add subdomains for your addon domains. But how can the the CPanel user do it without support from the host. I use Cpanel-10. But looks like this problem has been there for almost 4 years according to some questions in forums.
Can any one at CPanel or an expert on CPanel give us some help.

Thanks.

P.S. I belive many CPanel users will be benefitted by your right answer(s). And all will appreciate it.
 
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