Do you want to know the real difference between Subdomain, Addon & Parked domain?
You’re at the right place! Really! Keep reading this article, and you will get to know the significant difference along with some interesting facts about domains.
I hope you know What is a Domain name? For those who don’t know, let me tell you first…..
What is a Domain Name, and how it works?
A Domain name is the address where Internet users can access your website. In my case, it’s mohitbahl.org. Domain names are used for finding and identifying computers (servers) on the Internet.
Our computers use IP addresses, which are a series of numbers, and it’s very difficult for us (humans) to remember these complicated numbers. To solve this problem, domain names were developed, as it’s very easy to remember.
Here is the complete guide about how domain names work and how to choose a great domain name.
Now let’s talk about what a subdomain is.
A subdomain is a second website with its own unique content, but there is no new domain name. Instead, you use an existing domain name and change the www to another name. The subdomain name looks like community.mohitbahl.org in my case, other examples of subdomains are help.domain.com, and help2.domain.com (assuming you already host domain.com).
In simple words, a subdomain is a part of your website that you want to separate from the rest of your sitemap without creating an entirely new site with a unique URL.
An addon domain is a second website, with its own unique content. This type of domain does require you to register the new domain name before you can host it. So, if you want to host www.otherdomain.com, this is the solution. For additional information regarding addon domains.
In simple words, an addon domain is a new, unique website hosted in a new folder on your Linux Shared Hosting Account.
Also See – How to add Addon Domain?
A parked domain is NOT a unique website. Instead, it is a masked forward to the primary domain name of your cPanel account, much like a website alias. Parked domains are commonly used when:
- You need a place to park a domain for which you do not have a website
- You have more than one domain that should lead to your primary domain
- You have common misspellings of the domain name that you have registered
Let’s see some live examples of Parked Domains,
You’ll notice that all these domains automatically go to the primary domain.
I hope your doubt is clear with the difference between Parked, Addon, and Subdomains. If not, you can comment below, and I’ll definitely reply… I’m sure that you will not get confused from now on regarding Addons, Parked Domains, and subdomains.