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Sub-domain, add-on domain oddities

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by meeven, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. meeven

    meeven Well-Known Member

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    Just trying to sort out/understand a few issues relating to sub-domains and add-on domains:
    • Is there a way to prevent a sub-domain http://[B]sub[/B].example.com from also being accessible at its internally redirected path http://example.com/[B]sub[/B] ?
    • Why does cPanel create an add-on domain as a sub-domain of the primary domain? That is, if I add http://[B]example2.com[/B] as an add-on domain for example.com, it's actually set up as http://[B]example2[/B].example.com
    • If I delete the sub-domain entry above for the add-on domain in the cPanel sub-domains section, will the add-on domain still work?
    • Is there a way to ensure that an add-on domain's (http://example2.com) content is NOT accessible at its sub-domain (http://example2.example.com)?
    • Is it possible to create a sub-domain for an add-on domain? Techinically, this would be http://[B]sub.example2[/B].example.com. The sub-domain entry form defaults to adding the sub-domain paths even for an add-on domain as public_html/sub instead of public_html/example2.com/sub. When I go ahead and choose the latter path, I don't get any cPanel errors, but I just wonder if this will behave well if any content was actually put on the sub-domain of the add-on domain. I mean, will there be any problems with links, .htaccess files etc?
    I will be very thankful indeed for any assistance about these issues/questions.
     
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  2. JPC-Stefan

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    Hi

    May be the following answers help you regarding sub-domain and add-on domain issues.

    You can disable the access of subdomains URL like "http://example.com/sub" by redirecting it to either "http://sub.example.com" or to any other error page.

    cPanel handle Add-on domains in this way. A add-on domain is equivalent to subdomain + Parked domain.

    Sub-domain cannot be deleted having add-on domain related to it. First you have to remove add-on domain and then sub-domain.

    Again this can be done using redirects.

    A subdomain for add-on domain can be created and you can set the path of this sub-domain to either "public_html/sub" or "public_html/example2.com/sub" and there will be no problem in both cases. However if example2.com is your add-on domain and your are creating sub-domain sub.example2.com, then it will be only accessible by "sub.example2.com" and not from "sub.example2.example.com"
     
  3. meeven

    meeven Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your answers.

    This doesn't work. Instead, you get the following message:
    So, it seems sub-domains urls will always be accessible at both http://sub.example.com and http://www.example.com/sub

    Thankfully, cPanel allows the sub-domain created for an add-on domain (http://example2.example.com) to be easily redirected to http://example2.com
     
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