Two domains pointing to one website - keeping the original url

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dgconcrete / 32 Points
2013-02-10 1:07 pm EST
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I have read the difference between a parked and an addon domain and I am still not sure how to achieve my goal.

I have two domains; and I want both domains to point to the same website and I want the domain the person used to enter the site to continue to appear as the person accesses different pages of the site.

If I understand the documentation correctly a parked domain will in redirect the person to the main domain. So if is the main domain and is a parked domain, someone typing in will be redirected to and will see as they navigate the site. (Not what I want.)

An addon domain seems to be intended to allow a second domain to point to a subdirectory in my site. For example I could use an addon domain to point to Not sure what happenes to the domain address as you surf the site. Again, if I am reading this correctly I believe I can just use the addon domain feature and simply point to the root of Is this correct? Will someone entering the site with continue to see that domain as the naviagate the site?

If I do this do I also need to add the following line to my site.php file:

define('REDIRECT_TO_BASE_URL', false);

in order for the session to continue to show the domain?

I am using concrete5 as my web server.

Thank you.

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14,498 Points
2013-02-11 2:14 pm EST
Hello dgconcrete,

An addon is typically used for pointing to another folder to display as an entirely different website.

A redirect will simply change the name of the domain in the address bar to the main domain. (example, is the main, redirects to displays in the browser address bar for the visitor.)

A parked domain, by default, will allow you the behavior you are wanting. ( is the main, is parked and pointing to will display in the browser address bar for the visitor.)

Many content management systems (such as Concrete5) override the parking behavior. This would be a result of the way they are coded and not anything that could be overridden in the cPanel.

Still, give the parked domain a try. If the Concrete5 allows, it should work as you desire.

Best Regarss,
Scott M

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