What is the Difference between Parked, Addon and Subdomain

In addition of your primary domain , cPanel with Xsofthost hosting packages offering your three types of domains that can be added on the same cPanel account , those domains allow you either to add new different and unique contents domains or marked as mask domain that redirect to your primary domain. In this article we are going to understand the major deference between Sub-domains, Addon Domains and Parked – Aliases domains.


A subdomain is a domain that is a part of a primary domain under the Domain Name System  hierarchy. It is used as an easy way to create a more memorable Web address for specific or unique content with a website. Its like  second website with independent unique contents. As example assuming you have a primary domain name www.mydomain.com the sub-domains may looks like forums.mydomain.com, blogs.mydomain.com.

Addon Domain

An addon domain is a second website, with its own unique content. The Addon domain require you to register the domain before you add it as addon domain , its like a new website and don’t require to have the same name its totally different domain name.

Parked or Aliases Domains

A parked domain or Aliases 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. In general parked or aliases domains are used in case you have more than one domain want to be marked to your primary domain name.

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