In this article, we'll discuss the differences between addon, parked, and subdomains.

If you've recently registered a new domain or pointed a domain registered elsewhere, you'll need to add the domain to your cPanel as either an addon domain or a parked domain in order to host the site here. Registering a complete separate domain name isn't required to create a separate area within your site, a subdomain may work for you in some cases.

How do I setup another domain?

The answer to this question depends on how you want to use the domain.

  • Will your domain have it's own website (separate and different from your main domain)? If so, it should be an addon domain.
  • Do you instead want your new domain to show (point to) the same website as your main domain (for example you purchased the .org or .net in addition to the .com you already have)? In that case, it should be a parked domain
  • Do you simply want to setup a separate area of your website for a blog, store, etc. (e.g. blog.yourdomain.com, store.yourdomain.com, etc.)? If so, you can easily create a subdomain of your site with no need to register a new domain name.

What is an Addon Domain?

An addon domain allows you to host a website that is separate from your primary domain. This feature allows you to host as many separate websites as you would like, each with a different domain name. For example, your primary domain might be domainname.com and a new addon domain could be newdomain.com. For step-by-step instructions on how to do this, please read this article How to create an Addon domain.

What is a Parked Domain?

A parked domain name allows you to add a domain to your account that will be pointed to the same content as your main domain. For example, if we had webhostinghub.com as our Primary Domain, we could add webhostinghub.net and webhostinghub.org as Parked Domains which would lead any visitors to the content located on webhostinghub.com. This is also useful if you have a long main domain name but want to use a shortened version of that domain name for email addresses so your customers don't have to try and remember a long email address. Please read this article for more information on how to add a parked domain.  There is no limit to the number of parked domains you can add to your account here at Web Hosting Hub.

What is a Subdomain?

A subdomain is like a "Domain within a Domain." You may use a subdomain if you want to create a new section of your website that is separate from the rest of the website, such as a blog. For example, a subdomain name of webhostinghub.com could be store.webhostinghub.com or support.webhostinghub.com.  Please read this article for more information on how to create a subdomain.

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2014-10-01 11:49 am

I just received a email from Search Engine Registry saying I need to register my domain name because it's still pending and to get exposure to Google and nother search engines. Since I am new to this I need some guidence as to what I need to do. I thought my domain name was register through you. Do I need to pay again to register to them???

Staff
2,342 Points
2014-10-01 11:52 am
The email you are referring to sounds like spam. It can be disregarded.
n/a Points
2014-10-10 9:45 am
Needs to have info on how to have the addon domain show up in the address bar of the browser
Staff
10,331 Points
2014-11-24 9:40 am
Hello Alan,

Thank you for contacting us. For the site to come up in a browser, make sure it is pointed to WebHosting Hub's Nameservers.

Also, be sure to allow time for new domains/DNS changes to propagate.

Thank you,
John-Paul
n/a Points
2014-10-12 3:34 am

I have a website (www.rockpophistory) with more than 2000 pages and I am not very happy with the hosting service. When I order a domain transfer with you, the whole content (more than 2000 pages) is than avalaible at my cpanel with you. Sorry, I am a Newbie so I need a clear response.

Staff
14,137 Points
2014-10-13 8:07 am
Hello Pere,

I am sorry, I am not clear as to what you are asking. It sounds like you are unhappy with your current host and want to possibly transfer your site to us. If so, will the entire site be accessible via the cPanel. If that is your question, then the answer is Yes. The entire site will be accessible via your cPanel.

If your question is different, please try once more providing as much detail and/or examples as possible.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-10-19 2:32 am

Hello,

I have an existing website account for jck-consulting.com that I want to replace with content for a new domain that I just registered here (lighthouseartdesign.com). What is the best way to make this switch?

 

Thanks,

Jocelyn

Staff
14,137 Points
2014-10-20 12:48 pm
Hello Jocelyn,

If you want to keep the other site, you can simply add the new domain as an addon. This is the easiest way. If you do not want to keep the domain, then you can delete the files and then upload the files for the new site. After that, you can perform a Primary Domain Name Change within your AMP.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-11-23 3:08 pm

I have a new domain name. I need to buil a new site.  I don't want a new hosting plan and all, can I build it here and use the tools like i did with the original website?

Staff
10,331 Points
2014-11-24 9:35 am
Hello Lauren,

Thank you for your question. Yes, you can use the tools for another website.

Begin by adding the new domain to your cPanel as an Addon domain.

The cPanel tools will then be available to the new domain.

Thank you,
John-Paul
n/a Points
2015-02-10 6:00 pm
I am changing the name of my website/blog. I purchased a new domain name and will change the name on my website as well. I want anyone searching the new domain name to be directed to my original website) site. Is this an addon domain?
Staff
10,331 Points
2015-02-23 10:57 am
Hello Cheri,

Thank you for your question.. If the site you are replacing is your primary domain, we have a helpful guide on Replacing your Primary Domain with Another Website.

You can then addon the old domain as an addon, and redirect it to the new site.

This will forward anyone going to the old site to the new one.

Keep in mind, we do not have any control over search results. I recommend using Google's Webmaster tools to analyze and affect your search engine results.

Thank you,
John-Paul
n/a Points
2015-02-22 11:45 pm
You say "If you've recently registered a new domain or pointed a domain registered elsewhere, you'll need to add the domain to your cPanel as either an addon domain or a parked domain in order to host the site here." Well, I pointed a domain registered elsewhere. So I have to add it as either a addon domain or a parked domain? I don't want an addon domain, I want the domain itself to be hosted here. I don't want a parked domain which has no content of its own. This is very confusing.
Staff
10,331 Points
2015-02-23 10:45 am
Hello Bill,

Thank you for your question. If the domain you pointed is not your Primary Domain, it must be added to your cPanel somehow.

An addon domain allows you to host a website that is separate from your primary domain. This feature allows you to host as many separate websites as you would like, each with a different domain name. For example, your primary domain might be domainname.com and a new addon domain could be newdomain.com. For step-by-step instructions on how to do this, please read this article How to create an Addon domain.

This is from our full article titled Adding new domains: Addon, Parked, and Subdomains.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.

Thank you,
John-Paul
n/a Points
2015-04-09 7:45 am

I have account with webhosting group. Now I have a web designer that is going to work on my website www.loyaldetermed.com now that name is attach to www.patiencevisionpurpose.com how can have the designer have only access to www.loyaldetermined.com and not www.patiencevisionpurpose.com

Staff
14,348 Points
2015-04-09 10:05 am
Hello Steve,

If you want to give a designer specific access to a portion of your account, you will need to give them access to the website files via FTP. This works best when the add-on domains are in separate folders underneath the public_html folder. Creating an FTP account allows you to specify a specific folder. The designer will only be able to make changes in that location.


If they require access to the database, then you will need provide access to them using the remote MySQL database option. This requires that you have the user name and password of the specific database associated with the website. You will also need the designer's IP address in order to allow the connection. The designer can then connect to the database using a database client such as phpMyAdmin or Heidi SQL.

I hope this helps to answer your question, please let us know if you require any further assistance.

Regards,
Arnel C.
n/a Points
2015-05-21 5:07 am

How can I access the web admin?

I know how to log on to control panel and databases. However, I am trying to find the simple web form for (non-technical) person to log on. So when I enter my admin, Saydalee.com/admin, the link seem to be not working.

Staff
10,331 Points
2015-05-21 2:20 pm
Hello Ahmed,

Thank you for contacting us. We are happy to help, but will need some additional information.

How did you build your site? Are you using a CMS, such as WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal?

Thank you,
John-Paul

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