The difference between Addon, Parked, and Subdomains

  • September 12, 2017

What is an Addon Domain?

An addon domain is an independent domain name on your hosting account. It points to its own folder within the public_html, so it is like another website separate from your primary one. You can give an addon domain its own email addresses, forwarders, and more, the same way as you can for the primary (main) domain on your account.
For example, you can have as your primary domain and as an addon domain, and both domains would have their own separate websites and functionalities.

You can create addon domain from Domains > Addon Domains in your cPanel.

What is a Parked Domain?

A parked domain is an alias of your primary domain — it points to your primary domain. The domain is forwarded to the same website.
For example, if is your main web site, you can purchase and assign it as a parked domain. Then, if a visitor were to go to, they would see the same website as if they had typed

In other words, both and will point to the same webpage "index.htm".

You can setup parked domain from Domains > Aliases in your cPanel.

What is a Subdomain?

A subdomain is a prefix added to your original domain name, like a domain within a domain, usually following the form  They behave very similar to an addon domain, and are often created to separate different sections of your website, such as or 

You can create a subdomain from Domains > Subdomains in your cPanel.

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