In your control panel, in addition to the primary domain you specified when you signed up for hosting, you can also setup addon domains, parked domains and subdomains. This article will go over each type and give examples of each.
Primary Domain Name
This is the domain name that you specified when you signed up for web hosting. This is typically the first website you set up on your account, and is the website the resides in the main
Addon Domains (Additional Domain Names)
With your web hosting plan, you can add additional domain names to your hosting account by using the “addon domain” feature. Each addon domain can have its own website and its own email addresses, and from a visitor’s perspective, it is a completely separate website unrelated to any other website or domain on your account (unless you tell them).
You manage your addon domains using the same control panel, and your website files are stored in your hosting account as well, typically in their own folder (for example,
Subdomains allow you to create additional website using the same domain name. The best way to explain this is to give an example. If your domain name is
example.com, you can create a subdomain called
support.example.com which can have a separate website than example.com. Another example of a subdomain is
members.completehostingguide.com, which is a subdomain for
Parked Domains / Domain Aliases
Parked domains sit on top of your main domain as way to access your website without redirection. In a hypothetical example
mysitesdomain.com is parked onto
example.com showing people the example.com website when yoursitesdomain.com is visited.
Parked Domains are also called Domain Aliases.