SubDomain

Subdomains which you Should not Create on your Web Hosting Account

March 27th, 2010

There are a few subdomains you should not create on your hosting account as they are already in use for other crucial functions. Therefore it is advisable not to create those subdomains or folders.

1. Mail
2. Webmail
3. WWW
4. FTP

Creating or deleting any of the above can result in malfunction of your hosting account.

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.

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/

How to Redirect a Subdomain using cPanel

August 19th, 2009

You might want your sub domain to redirect to another page. To do this, please do the following:

After logging on to your cPanel:

1. Click Sub domains
2. Make sure you have already added a sub domain to your account.
3. In the drop down menu to the left of the Setup Redirection select the sub domain for which you would like to redirect
4. Click setup redirection
5. In the box type the domain/Path for which you would like a user to be redirected to if the go to the sub domain
6. Click Save

You have now successfully created a redirect for a sub domain. When you go to the sub domain you will be redirected to the desired page.

Subdomain Redirect using cPanel