'Add-on' domains and 'Parked' domains explained

Written by: Support on April 5, 2011 | Print | Bookmark
When you 'add' a domain to your account via your control panel's "add domain" setting- it automatically creates a sub folder inside your file directory with the domain name. This allows you to upload files to this sub folder that can be accessed directly by typing in your newly added domain. .

For instance, if you added "www.mydomain.com" to your account- a folder called "mydomain.com" would be setup inside your file structure. This would be outside of your default 'htdocs' folder under your original getfreehosting.co.uk subdomain. You would upload your website files to the new "mydomain.com" folder and you could then view your website by typing "www.mydomain.com" into your browser's address bar. Once you have accessed your website, your browser's address bar would still display "www.mydomain.com". This gives a professional appearance to your website and is a must for any business or corporate company.

When you 'park' a domain to your account via your control panel's "park domain" setting- it simply redirects you and your visitors to your website's actual server location- usually under your default and original .getfreehosting.co.uk subdomain.

For instance, if you parked "www.myparkeddomain.com" to your account - you would be able to type in "www.myparkeddomain.com" into your address bar and it would load up your website. Your address bar would not display "www.myparkeddomain.com" but would show you the real location of your website instead, typically "mysubdomain.getfreehosting.co.uk".

If you owned many different domain names wanted to allow your visitors to use them to access your main website- it would be impractical to upload your website to each domain individually. Instead - you would upload your website to one domain that you 'added' to your account and 'park' the rest. Your 'parked' domains would point to your main website and automatically re-direct visitors to there.

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Last updated on April 5, 2011 with 462 views