Question about parking a domain and its subdomains

Fergo

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Hello!

I have a reseller account that uses WHM. I have some accounts like this in there:

leveldesign.com.br
labs.leveldesign.com.br
fergo.leveldesign.com.br

(I did this because I wanted each subdomain to be independent and have its own account, panel, etc.)
Now I'm about to change the main domain of the site to other domain (gameartbrasil.net), so I would rename the "leveldesign.com.br" account to "gameartbrasil.net" and after that I would park and redirect "leveldesign.com.br" to the new domain in cPanel. My question is: what happens with the subdomains of leveldesign.com.br after parking? I would have something like this:

gameartbrasil.net (leveldesign.com.br parked inside gameart)
labs.leveldesign.com.br
fergo.leveldesign.com.br

Will be possible to access labs.leveldesign.com.br after parking leveldesign.com.br? I would to have those subdomains working as they are now. Is it possible? Any suggestions are welcome, of course.

And one more question: what's the difference between creating the subdomains accounts in WHM like I did or using Addon Domains inside the domain's cPanel? (I don't know if it is possible to add subdomains as an Addon Domain though).

Thanks in advance,
Fergo
 
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cPanelDavidG

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Changing the domain/subdomain of one cPanel/WHM account will not affect any other account, even if they are subdomains of that account you are modifying. Parking of domains on one cPanel/WHM account also will not affect any other cPanel/WHM account.

If you had all of these in a single account by means of subdomains, you would only have a single cPanel/WHM account encompassing all of them rather than each having their own cPanel/WHM account. However, if you only need to support multiple FTP accounts, one for each section of the website, feel welcome to place them all in a single account.

Note: addon domains are only for actual domains, not for subdomains.
 

Fergo

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Thanks for your answer David, I really appreciate.
You said that if I need to support multiple FTP accounts I could create subdomains, so each subdomain would have its own FTP settings (username and password), right? In this case, each subdomain would have it's own cPanel and statistics or not? Because each subdomain "belongs" to different people, so I need each account to act like if the user bought it's a hosting plan that I offer and have control of it (but using a subdomain that I provide, if he don't want to buy a domain for his website).

If I sell a hosting package to a client but he would like to use a subdomain that I offer (like in most of free web hosting plans, where the user's website is accessed by www.username.mywebhost.com, for example). The best way to do this is by setting subdomain accounts in WHM like I did or there's another and better way (maybe subdomain in cPanel, as you said)?

Thanks again and a nice weekend,
Fergo
 

cPanelDavidG

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Thanks for your answer David, I really appreciate.
You said that if I need to support multiple FTP accounts I could create subdomains, so each subdomain would have its own FTP settings (username and password), right? In this case, each subdomain would have it's own cPanel and statistics or not? Because each subdomain "belongs" to different people, so I need each account to act like if the user bought it's a hosting plan that I offer and have control of it (but using a subdomain that I provide, if he don't want to buy a domain for his website).
While each subdomain would have its own stats (depending on the stats program you use), the FTP user would not have access to those stats. As a result, your current setup may be best if you want to have those users be able to access stats for their subdomain.

If I sell a hosting package to a client but he would like to use a subdomain that I offer (like in most of free web hosting plans, where the user's website is accessed by www.username.mywebhost.com, for example). The best way to do this is by setting subdomain accounts in WHM like I did or there's another and better way (maybe subdomain in cPanel, as you said)?

Thanks again and a nice weekend,
Fergo
The best way to keep individual users separate is to have separate accounts in WHM.