What does Addon Domain and Subdomain Difference mean?
- The Addon Domain is a domain name that refers to your own directory within public html and is shown as a website other than the main domain.
- This allows you to have on your account two separate websites.
- You could have an add-on domain cars.com, and then a candy.com.
- It is a complete separation from the candy.com website and visitors do not know it is part of your cars.com account.
- For example, if cars.com is the main site of your car you can buy cars.net and assign them to a parked domain, so you could see a visitor type cars.net on the same Web site as if they had typed cars.com.
- The site is a site of the cars.net domain of your site.
What Is A Subdomain And How Does It Work? How To Create A Subdomain
What is a Subdomain
Sub-domains are attached to your primary domain front. Normally they follow the.maindomain.com form. They are much like a normal domain. You can refer them to a website folder, just like the usual domain name.Accessing the Subdomain Menu
- Log in to your Bluehost cPanel account.
- Click the Domains tab at the top of your account.
- Click On Sub-domains on the sub-menu.
- Log in to your Bluehost account.
- Click the Domains tab from the side-navigation to the left.
- Click on Sub-domains from the drop-down menu that appears.
Creating a Subdomain
- Enter the desired sub-domain
- Choose one of your Domain Names from the drop-down list
- Enter the Document Root, this is the folder that contains the website you want to show.
- Click Create.
FTP for Addon Domains and Sub-domains
With cPanel, in addition to your primary domain, you can use FTP accounts for additional domains and sub-domains. This can be useful if you want to give someone direct access to upload and remove files for a particular addon domain or sub-domain but still want to limit their access to other domains on your account. However it is a fast way to make sure that you access the addon domain and the sub-domain FTP accounts.
You need an FTP client that you are familiar with to FTP into your account. Please see our instructions on Filezilla, a free FTP client that Bluehost recommends to use if you don’t know about FTP generally.
FTP Accounts for Addon Domains
First, create a FTP account in the cPanel Bluehost, to log on to your new FTP account. See “How to create a FTP account” for assistance in building an FTP account.
Note: cPanel is NOT inviting you to build a FTP account when adding an addon. The folder created for the addon domain is typically the same named as the addon domain, so the folder created for EXAMPLE.COM is /public html / EXAMPLE. The folder that you need to connect to this account is generally the same name. You will also have to create the folder for the addon domain.
To log in as the addon domain it will be:
- Username: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Password:FTP account password
- Host: com
- Folder or Directory: /FTP Accounts for Sub-domainsFirst of all, build the FTP account in the cPanel Bluehost to sign into your FTP account.Note: cPanel won’t encourage you to build an FTP account when assigning a sub-domain. You will manually assign the FTP account to the folder for the sub-domain, which normally is the same name as the sub-domain, so when you create BLOG.EXAMPLE.COM, the folder you have to add to the FTP account is /public html/BLOG. It would typically be the same folder as the sub-domain itself.To log in as the sub-domain it will be:
- Username: username@addon_domain.com
- Password:FTP account password
- Host: com
- Folder or Directory: /
FTP with the Primary Account
- You can access all domains, files and directories on your server with the default FTP client. Just log in and navigate /public html / ADDON DOMAINS FOLDER/ to your FTP client and upload your files.
- Username: cPanel username-This can be found in your cPanel in your left hand column
- Password: cPanel password
- Bluehost password-Hot your primary domain.com (replace the current primary field with your real domain)• File or directory: open html / ADDON DOMAIN FOLDER/ or public html / SUBD • Folder or directory:
How to Setup Multiple Domains Pointing to the Same Directory
Multiple domain points can be added to the same website or to your directory. This is simply done by assigning both Addon Domains to the same folder.
- Primary, Addon and Parked Domains
- Assigning Two Domains To One Folder
Primary, Addon and Parked Domains
- You will always be directed to the public html directory for the main domain on your account.
- You may attach additional domains to your account as add-ons or as parked domains.
- You will insert an add-on domain to the directory that the domain indicates within public html.
- In the same way your primary domain points to a parked domain, which is published directly.
- Please see Parked Domains vs. Addon Domains when assigning a domain to an addon domain, you are entitled to use the same directory as another addon domain for detailed descriptions of the addon and parked domains.
- This results in additional domains pointing to the same directory and content of the website.
Assigning Two Domains To One Folder
Tap on the Domain Manager tab to connect to your Bluehost Control Panel.
Click the Shortcuts link Attribute a domain to the cPanel account Select if you assign a already associated domain name or assign your account to a new domain name.
Verify the domain name’s properties and you will be able to do this in three ways: name servers: change the name servers to ns1.Bluehost.com and ns2.Blluehost.com. Build HTML file.
EPP Code: This will only use an EPP to validate ownership, not to move the domain name.
Select a Addon Directory Select a Subdomain.
This sub-domain for cPanel is required.
The domain name can still be accessed directly by you.
To grant the domain, click on the Add domain button at the bottom of the page.
You should see the domain on the domain manager tab until complete.
You should see the domain & Domain Transfer Troubleshooting