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Differences between ‘subdomains’, ‘parked domains’, and ‘addon domains’?
With our Premium CPanel hosting plans clients are able to create ‘subdomains’, ‘parked domains’, and ‘addon domains’ inside CPanel.


1. Subdomains
Subdomains are used to create ‘sub’ websites from the accounts main domain name. A subdomain is recognised by a prefix before the primary main domain name, e.g. subdomain.yourdomain.co.nz. The subdomain is linked with a corresponding subdirectory in the account. e.g. subdomain.yourdomain.co.nz would point to the ‘subdomain’ subdirectory.


2. Parked Domains
Parked domain is a domain that is "Parked" on top of the main domain.
Suppose that you have a domain “yourdomain.co.nz” that you are using with your website.
If you want the domain “abcd.com” to serve as an alias for your "yourdomain.co.nz", you would set up abcd.com as a parked domain, and park this onto "yourdomain.co.nz", in CPanel, so that whenever any one opens the “abcd.com” they'll be directed to "yourdomain.co.nz"


3. Addon Domains
Addon domains work in a similar way to Subdomains, but in case of Addons domains, the domain must be already registered by you, and the nameservers for the addon domain should be pointing the same nameservers as the main accounts domain name, before you set it up in CPanel.
Like a Subdomain, the Addon domain is configured to point to subdirectory inside your hosting account, and this is setup inside CPanel. Addon domains are useful where you manage several websites, and you want to manage them all under the single account.
An addon domain is viewable by your visitors as a normal domain but you have the ability of managing multiple websites within one control panel.

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