The Difference Between SubDomains And Add-On Domain Names Basics
Let us assume that you have a very good domain name with you. Did
you ever know that you could add and compliment another domain in
addition to your existing domain name? These domain names are
known by the names like sub domains or add-on domains. However,
they are almost like slaves to the main domains and they at under
the command of the main domain name. These domains are simply the
sub directories designed and added to the main domain name at the
time of hosting them. This is because they do not posses their
own control panels. However, such domains will have their
personal index files and CGI Bin folders to help them make unique
and special for your web site.
Before you create one of these sub domains and ass-on domain
names, you may wish to understand the main differences between
them. In fact, the only thing that is common to them is that you
can add them to your main domain. They are the additional domain
names that can act as subordinate to the main domain name. With
an add-on domain name, it will have its own stand-alone URL after
its creation. On the other hand, a sub domain is a simple URL
that creates a link to the mother domain name.
Example: Add-on domain: www.orchidflowersinthewild.com Sub
domain: www.blog. orchidflowersinthewild.com Another significant
difference is the cost involved in creating these domains. Add-on
domain always comes with a fee attached to it while sub domains
are free and you can create as many sub domains as possible with
your web-hosting package. You will need to pay an annual fee to
register and use an add-on domain name. Add-on domains always
share your resources from your existing web-hosting package. It
means that you will get additional features from an add-on domain
name just like your domain name. It will also possess its own FTP
link and other related utilities.
Procedure to add an add-on domain name: Initially, search for a
domain name and register when you find it. Once you buy that, you
can link its DNS to your web-hosting server. Once you add it to
the server, log on to your account and check for its listing in
the control panel. Now, fill the name of the domain and install
it in the main directory. Wait until you complete the
On the other hand, you can easily create a sub domain within the
main domain name directory. Sub domains are very useful if you
are planning to add more web pages within the parent directory.
For example, if you want to add a blog to your web site, then you
can create a sub domain like www.blog.orchidflowersinthewild.com
You can place a link on the main page of your web site and when a
user clicks on the link, he or she will navigate to the blog
page. Almost all web-hosting packages provide unlimited numbers
of sub domains with the purchased hosting package.
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