Parked, Addon and Sub Domains

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Parked, Addon and Sub Domains are vital services which allows you to get the best out of a domain or multiple domains. They have the power to link together multiple domains as well as customizing the URL of your domains. However, using these services can be confusing, and some problems can occur in the process. But don't worry - this article will help alleviate any confusion.

Tip: To prevent most problems when adding or configuring parked/addon/sub domains, ensure your server's load is below 7.00

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Parked Domains

What is a Parked Domain?

It is like a pet name of a person. You can call that person with his real name(Main domain) or with Pet name(Parked Domain). Both name points to single person. Likewise , You can use two or more Domain names for your webpage.

Eg: www.MainDomain.com and www.ParkedDomain.com will point to same Webpage. if we enter www.MainDomain.com or www.ParkedDomain.com in addressbar, it will load the same content.

If you still don't get it see this example

Imagine you have a mobile with number 2222222222 and you are at your home, your land line number is 3333333, now if your friend need to talk to you he can either call you mobile or to you land phone at last he will reach you, this what parked domain is.

How does it differ from Addon Domain

The difference between Parked and Addon Domains is simply this, with Addon Domains, you build a completely separate site, with Parked Domains, it is already built, you just are giving it a new telephone number for the site it is parked on.

Parked Domains allow you to complete the task quickly and efficiently - there is even the option of redirecting a domain to another website.

How Parked Domains can be helpful.

Well lets say your one site www.MainDomain.com goes down due to the domain host having problems, if this happens you can reach your site from your Parked Domain www.ParkedDomain.com. This can be very helpful for example; if you are running a server that requires data from your website, you can set it to access your Parked Domain so it wont have any problems.

How can I create a Parked Domain?

After logging into your personal cPanel, click on the 'Parked Domains' button and enter the domain you wish to park into the text box provided, and submit the form. After that, navigate to your domain registrar's website and configure your domain with the following nameservers: ns1.heliohost.org ns2.heliohost.org The parked domain you have just setup will be automatically be configured to reflect your public_html directory. If you want it to reflect a different directory then you will need to configure an Addon Domain. You can also configure the domain to be redirected to another URL, just click on the 'Manage Redirection' button and enter the URL you wish to redirect.

What do I do now?

You will need to wait approximately 24 hours until your parked domain will become active. If you still see a message saying 'HelioHost Account Queued' after that period, then please clear you cache. To check that your nameservers (NS Records) are properly configured, go to: http://byrondallas.heliohost.org/php/tools/dns_records.php

Addon Domains

What is an Addon Domain

An addon domain is a domain which reflects the contents of a folder in your cPanel File Manager. An example of an addon domain is that 'mysite.heliohost.org/addon' is the SAME as 'addondomain.heliohost.org'.

How can I create an Addon Domain?

After logging into your personal cPanel, click on the 'Addon Domains' button and fill in the details and submit the form. After that, navigate to your domain registrar's website and configure your domain with the following nameservers: ns1.heliohost.org ns2.heliohost.org The parked domain you have just setup will be be configured to reflect the 'Document Root' you specified.

What do I do now?

You will need to wait approximately 48 hours until your parked domain will become active. If you still see a message saying 'HelioHost Account Queued' after that period, then please clear you cache. To check that your nameservers (NS Records) are properly configured, go to: http://byrondallas.heliohost.org/php/tools/dns_records.php

Sub Domains

What is a Sub Domain

A sub domain is like an 'attachment' to a current domain that reflects a normal directory. An example of a sub domain is 'sub.mysite.heliohost.org' being the SAME as 'mysite.heliohost.org/sub'.

How can I create a Sub Domain?

After logging into your personal cPanel, click on the 'Sub Domains' button and fill in the details and submit the form. The sub domain you have just setup will be be configured to reflect the 'Document Root' you specified.

What do I do now?

You will need to wait approximately 24 hours until your parked domain will become active. If you still see a message saying 'HelioHost Account Queued' after that period, then please clear you cache.

Troubleshooting

If you are experiencing problems related to Sub/Parked domains, then please create a new topic in http://www.helionet.org/index/index.php?showforum=45 If you are experiencing problems related to Addon Domains, then please post in http://www.helionet.org/index/index.php?showtopic=5553

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