The Community Forums

Interact with an entire community of cPanel & WHM users!
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

What is an Addon Domain?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by spaceman, Oct 11, 2002.

  1. spaceman

    spaceman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Messages:
    481
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    I know what a parked and a subdomain are, but what's an addon / add-on domain?

    Can someone enlighten me, or point me to some documentation that can?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Marty

    Marty Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2001
    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    It is a domain pointed to a subdirectory of the main site. Essentially it is a domain parked on a subdomain. Therefore I can have domain1.com and domain2.com hosted on the same webspace pointing to different content.
     
  3. spaceman

    spaceman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Messages:
    481
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Wow.

    Thanks for your reply.

    My next question is - why?

    Is it essentially a poor man's alternative to avoiding having to pay for two separate hosting accounts?

    Or are there real functional benefits over two hosting accounts? For example, it might be easier to share common code between a primary domain and an addon domain than it would be if the two domains had their own separate hosting accounts.

    Just curious.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. jsteel

    jsteel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2002
    Messages:
    646
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    It's your first guess, with the added benefit of a single control panle to manage them.

    Jaz
     
Loading...

Share This Page