Addon Domain vs Aliases Domain vs Subdomain | Ultimate Guide with Video

Confused between domain, Addon Domain vs Aliases Domain vs Subdomain?

What is the right option among Addon Domain, Aliases Domain and Subdomain for your requirements? In this article, we will discuss the basic option of managing your  Addon Domain, Aliases Domain and Subdomain. Based on your requirements you need to choose an option from  Addon Domain, Aliases Domain and Subdomain. Here we will mention use case to explain you in a practical way about your required option.  Let me clear some basic of a domain name so you can easily understand about TLD and domain name.

What is the URL?

A URL stands for uniform resource locator, it is the address of a resource on the Internet. A URL indicates the location of a resource as well as the protocol used to access it.

For better understanding, we will take the following URL for reference.

  1. https://mrcloudhosting.com/blog/addon-vs-aliases-vs-subdomain-ultimate-guide
  2. https://client.mrcloudhosting.com

What is TLD?

TLD stands for Top Level Domain, it is the letters immediately following the final dot in an internet address of any website. In any URL you will always find a TLD (if a domain is used in URL, some URL are also having IP instead of the domain)

  1. https://mrcloudhosting.com/blog/addon-vs-aliases-vs-subdomain-ultimate-guide
  2. https://client.mrcloudhosting.com

In both URL .com is TLD, in market similar TLDs are .net, .org etc .

There are some country code top-level (CCTLD) domain also available like .in, .uk, .pk, .lk, .eu etc.

Second Level Domain (SLD) also available like co.in, co.uk, com.au etc.

What is Domain?

A domain, in the context of networking, refers to any group of users, workstations, devices, printers, computers and database servers that share different types of data via network resources.  – techopedia.com

  1. https://mrcloudhosting.com/blog/addon-vs-aliases-vs-subdomain-ultimate-guide
  2. https://client.mrcloudhosting.com

for above mentioned both URLs, mrcloudhosting.com is a domain.

Addon Domain

Addon Domain is additional domain hosted on same CPanel and it is having different files for that domain.  In many hosting plan you get the option to host multiple domain in one CPanel. Addon Domain option is available in CPanel you just need to search in top text input to get this option visible.

Use Case of Addon Domain

For example, you have already CPanel account for the domain www.example.com and you want to host your new domain www.abcdxyz.com so you need to add this domain as an addon domain. After adding this domain to the addon domain, CPanel will generate a new directory in your home or public path.  You can upload files there and all files hosted inside that directory will be used for displaying when any visitor will hit your domain.

In the addon domain case, both domains will have separate files or hosting content will be accessible or displayed. Also, you do not require WHM access to add a new domain.

Let’s see how to add new Addon domain in CPanel in below given video.

Make sure you have updated nameserver for new domain, it is compulsory to update nameserver or create A name record to access addon domain.

Based on your hosting plan you will have limit or access to add new addon domain in your existing CPanel. At MR Cloud Hosting we provide unlimited Addon domains in our Unlimited Hosting Plan. If you are on Startup hosting plan of MR Cloud Hosting you can simply upgrade to Unlimited or Deluxe Plan any time without affecting your existing website.

Aliases Domain

Aliases Domain is additional domain hosted on same CPanel and it is having the same files for that domain.  If you have two domain https://example.com and https://example.co.in and you want to show the same website for both domain that you can use this option. If the visitor will open https://example.com he will see the same content if he will open https://example.co.in. From an SEO point of view, it is highly suggested to use 301 or 302 redirect option (also available in CPanel)  to avoid duplicate content penalty.

Subdomains

Unlike Aliases Domain and Addon Domain, subdomain belongs to the same domain and have different files. For example for your website https://example.com, you can use  http://blog.example.com as an addon domain. You have to not to pay any fees or buy anything to create a subdomain, it is free because it is domain is already your property.  Based on your hosting you may have a limit on hosting and creating the maximum number of the subdomain. At MR Cloud Hosting we provide Unlimited Subdomains in our all hosting plans.  Feel free to migrate to MR Cloud Hosting anytime.

This was a quick difference and overview of TLD and Domain. Feel free to comment your doubts if any. Also, have a look at MR Cloud Hosting hosting plans and offers at https://mrcloudhosting.com

 

31 Mar, 2019