Addon & Parked Domains (15 Articles)

How to point a secondary domain name to a subfolder on a SiteGround hosting account?

Every hosting account is supposed to be used only by one website and eventually several subdomain websites. For example, your main website will be accessible via domainname.com . If you have a blog you can access it using a subdomain name blog.domainname.com . If you want to host another unique website, you need to either purchase a new hosting account or use the addon slot feature. Our control panel cPanel allows you to add a domain name as addon domain and host an additional website on your existing account. Now this is the really good part - an addon domain has the benefit of its very own URL, i.e. addondomain.com . So, anyone wanting to visit addondomain.com will see that very domain name in the address bar of their browser, so it's just like a separate web site. An addon domain uses the space and bandwidth of your main domain. The addon domain name will open a separate website from a specific folder on your hosting account. It requires an addon slot which can be purchased from your Customer Area -> Order…

Domain Comparison: Parked vs Addon Domains

In this article we will list the main differences between parked and addon domains: Parked domain pros : - free; you can park as many domains as you want - ideal for multiple domains sharing the same website cons : - cannot be used for a separate website - shares the logs of the main domain - shares the stats of the main domain Addon domain pros : - can be used for a website separate than the main one - uses separate logs - uses separate stats - has its own VirtualHost entry in the Apache configuration cons : - paid; you have to purchase an addon slot to host an addon domain - shares the same hosting space as the main…

How to upload the files for an add-on domain?

You have to upload the files for an addon domain to its webroot directory. When creating a new addon domain you are asked to specify its webroot directory. If you are not certain which it is please log in your Cpanel and go the Addon domains section. Next to each addon domain you will find which its webroot is. Also when uploading files through Cpanel's file manager, you will be asked which directory to go to first. There you can choose directly the addon's web…

How can I have another domain pointed to my primary one?

In this case you have to use cPanel's feature called "Parked domain". Siteground allows unlimited number of parked domains which you can point to your primary one. For more information please check the parked domain article of our cPanel tutorial: http://siteground.com/tutorials/cpanel/parked_domains.htm…

How do I point a parked domain to a specific folder?

The Parked Domains feature allows you to point a domain to your hosting account's public_html folder. You can still use the redirect option under cPanel -> Parked Domains and redirect a parked domain name to a subfolder for your main domain. However, this will not keep the parked domain name in the URL. You will be redirected to a subfolder for the main domain. In order to have a domain name pointed to a specific subfolder on your web hosting account, you need a hosting plan that allows using addon domains. This feature is available in our GrowBig and GoGeek hosting plans. If you are using the StartUp hosting plan, but want to use the addon functionality, you need to upgrade your hosting plan from the Order section of your Customer Area. For more information on how to use addon domains, you can check our Addon Domains tutorial…

How can I set a new domain to point to a subdomain on my site?

In order to have a new domain pointed to a subdomain on your site you will need our extra feature called "Addon domain". In order to use an addon domain you should have an addon slot and an additional domain name. You can purchase them from your Customer's area, the Order tab. After you purchase the addon slot and the domain name, you have to add the domain to the slot from your cPanel > Addon Domains. For more information on how to do this you can check our tutorial…

How can I install another application on my new domain name (addon domain) ?

In order to host a different site under an additional domain you will have to use Cpanel's feature called Addon domain. This feature is available in higher hosting plans like GrowBig and GoGeek. If you are using the StartUp shared hosting by SiteGround, but want to use the addon functionality you need to upgrade your hosting plan from the Order section of your Customer area. Once you have the right plan allowing addon domain functionality, you need to set up your addon domain through the cPanel -> Addon Domains section in order to activate it. Click here for more information on how this can be done. Finally you can easily install applications on your additional domain from your cPanel -> Softaculous by selecting the addon domain from the drop-down menu on the application installation…

How to configure my add-on domain?

In order to use an addon domain please make sure that your hosting account allows this functionality. At SiteGround addon domains are allowed on the higher hosting plans - GrowBig and GoGeek. If you are using a standard web hosting account you may need to upgrade it from your Customer's area. Additionally, you need to have a registered domain name too. At SiteGround you can register a domain name in the Order Section of your Customer Area. Once you make sure you have the addon functionality allowed and the domain name registered you have to add the domain to an addon slot from your cPanel > Addon Domains. For more information on how to do this you can check our tutorial…

I get an error when setting my Addon domain

There are two common problems when setting a new addon domain: You are trying to set a Parked domain as an Addon domain. In order to resolve this please remove first the domain in question from the Parked domains and then set it in the Addon domains; You cannot activate new addon domains, as you hosting type does not allow this. In SiteGround New addons can be added only to higher hosting plans like Hosting PLUS, Semi dedicated hosting etc. In order to upgrade a standard shared hosting account so that you can use more addon domains please go to the order section of your Customer's Area. If neither of the above helps, please contact our support team by posting a ticket in the cPanel…

I am trying to park domain.com, but it says this domain name is owned by another user

This error means that cPanel finds yourdomain.com in the server's configuration files and cannot park it on your account. Please try removing the domain from your account's Addon domains first. If you have another account with us make sure the domain is not configured on it either. If the above does not help you should submit a support ticket via your SiteGround User Area -> Support -> Open a Support Ticket -> Technical Issues and report your problem so that our support team can assist…

Where is the Customer Area for my addon domain

Actually the addon domain does not have a Customer Area due to the fact that it's not an independent account, but it's just an additional feature to your current account. In order to be able to manage your addon domain, you'll have to login into your cPanel, then click on Addon domains. There you'll be able to manage and point your addon domain name to the exact directory that you…