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What's the difference between a "sub" domain, and a
A parked domain serves up the same content as the main domain associated
with your account. For example, if your main domain was maindomain.com,
and you had a parked domain parkdomain.com, if someone called up
www.parkdomain.com in their browser, they would see the content
of www.maindomain.com, but the address bar in their browser would
still display www.parkdomain.com.
A subdomain takes it content from a directory beneath your main
web directory (which is called public_html on our servers). So for
example, if you had a subdomain called subdom on maindomain.com,
the content would go in public_html/subdom. In your browser, you
would access it by using www.maindomain.com/subdom, *or* you could
use subdom.maindomain.com instead.
We have a third option called addon domains. Addon domains are
similar to subdomains, except that they have a separate domain name
associated with the content. So where the content may still be located
in public_html/subdom on the server, you could have it called up
when www.addondomain.com is entered in the browser.
Addon domains share the allowed resources of the main account (e.g.
bandwidth, disk space, e-mail accounts, databases, etc.).
Will there be different FTP logon's for each domain available?
Yes, for subdomains and addon domains, but not parked domains.
Also, because the content for subdomains and addon domains are in
a subdirectory under public_html, the main account username and
password will also provide access to this content.
If I have separate domains, can I have different e-mail addresses
(i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com)?
Absolutely. On parked and addon domains these can be separate POP
e-mail accounts that are also accessible through webmail.
Can I have different managers for the different domains?
Although you can give a person responsible for an addon domain
their own password for uploading content via FTP, all other management
is done through the control panel of the main account. This is the
one drawback of addon domains.