Addons

What is the Path to an Addon Domain?

October 31st, 2009

The path is public_html/addondomain.com and can be accessed via File Manager or FTP. Please remember to replace addondomain.com with the actual name.

Any easy way to access this folder is to login to cPanel and click the Addon Domains icon. Now click the link under Document Root. This will take you to the correct folder in File Manager.

Related articles:
1. How to Addon Domain from cPanel
2. How to upload to an Addon or Subdomain using FTP

How to upload to an Addon or Subdomain using FTP

October 30th, 2009

Option 1

In a FTP client enter this information.

Host = add on domain name
User = addondomain@primarydomain.com
Password = what you entered during Addon domain creation
Port = 21

Once you have successfully connected to your ftp client will be in the root of the add on domain name.

If everything was successful you should see a folder called cgi-bin.

Upload your files.

Option 2

In a FTP client enter this information.

Host = primary domain name
User = cPanel username
Password = cPanel password
Port = 21

Once you have successfully connected to your ftp client will be in the home directory.

Double click the public_html folder. Double click the addon domain folder.

Upload your files.

Related article:
1. What is the Dfference Between SubDomains, Addons, and Parked Domains?

I created an Addon Domain, why is it saying Subdomain added?

October 29th, 2009

I added an addon domain, but cPanel said a subdomain has been created.

Please ignore this! It is a fully functional domain name that can have its own emails, forwarders, and pages. cPanel calls it a subdomain because the addon domain exists in inside your sites public_html directory.

Read this article if you would like to create a addon domain.

How to Addon Domain from cPanel

August 21st, 2009

Addon domain allows you to have more than one website on the same hosting account with different domain name associated with it. SpeedHost.in allows you to have multiple accounts with our Silver Hosting Plan.

Its is very simple to Addon a domain to your existing hosting account from cPanel.

1. Log on to cPanel
2. Click on Addon Domain from the Domains tab
3. Fill the small form with your new domain name
4. Click Add Domain

That’s it, you are done adding a new domain hosting to your existing hosting account.

Addon Domain cPanel

Note: After adding the domain name to your hosting account, please change the name servers of the domain name to the same ones as in your New Account Information email. If you need any help, please login to the client area and raise a support ticket.

What is the Dfference Between SubDomains, Addons, and Parked Domains?

August 21st, 2009

A subdomain is a second website, with its own unique content, but there is no new domain name. Instead, you use an existing domain name and change the www to another name. The subdomain name looks like shop.domain.com, faq.domain.com, my.domain.com (assuming you already host domain.com).

An addon domain is a second website, with its own unique content. This type does require you to register the new domain name before you can host it. So, if you want to host www.my2nddomain.com, this is the solution.

A parked domain is NOT a unique website. Instead, it is a masked forward to the primary domain name of your cPanel account, much like a website alias. Parked domains are commonly used when you need a place to park a domain you do not have a website for, when you have more than one domain that should lead to your primary domain, or when you have common misspellings of your domain name that you have registered.

For example, if you own SpeedHost.in and it is the primary domain of your cPanel account, you can set up HostSpeed.in as a parked domain and it will load the content of SpeedHost.in. You will notice that although the content of SpeedHost.in is loading in the browser, the address bar will display http://hostspeed.in/