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Assigning an Addon or Parked domain

Summary

A parked domain is a domain name that points to your main Web site on your account
For example, if example.com is your main Web site, you can purchase the example.net and assign it as a parked domain so that if a visitor were to type example.net they would see the same Web site as if they had typed example.com.

An add-on domain is a domain name which points to its own folder within public_html and appears as a separate website from your primary domain.
This allows you to have two separate Web sites on your account. You can have a example.com and then a example2.com as an add-on domain. The example2.com would be a completely separate Web site and visitors would not know that it is part of your example.com account.



Access the Domain Manager

  1. Login to your HostMonster cPanel
  2. Click the Domain Manager tab.
  3. Under Shortcuts click the link "Assign a domain to your cPanel account"

Assigning the Domain Name

  1. Choose if you will assign a domain name already associated with your account, or assign a new domain name to your account.
  2. Verify ownership of the domain name, there are three ways this can be done:
    • Name Servers: Update your Name Servers to ns1.HostMonster.com and ns2.HostMonster.com
    • Create HTML Page: Create an HTML page on your existing host containing the text provided.
    • EPP Code: This will not transfer your domain name, but use the EPP code to verify ownership.
  3. Choose Addon vs. Parked
    • Addon Domain: An Addon domain name will function as its own separate domain name or website.
    • Parked Domain: A Parked domain name will load the same the site located in your public_html, your main domain name.
  4. Choose an Addon Directory
  5. Choose a Subdomain
    This subdomain is required for cPanel. You will still be able to access your domain name directly.
  6. Click the "Add Domain" button at the bottom of the page to assign the domain.
  7. Once complete you should see the domain is listed in the Domain Manager tab.
  8. Knowledgebase Article 234,679 views bookmark tags: addon domains parked (updated 207 days ago)


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