There are three types of additional domains you may have with a HostPapa web hosting account: parked domains, addon domains and subdomains.
Parked domains point to your main domain and share the same web pages. They do not have separate index pages or folders. In effect, a parked domain is another name for your main website. The most common example is when a company buys multiple extensions for one domain name and points them to the primary domain name (for example, mybiz.ca, mybiz.au, mybiz.net all point to mybiz.com; visitors see the same website regardless of the domain name they enter). With HostPapa’s plan, you can park as many domains as you like!
You can find out more about parking a domain name here: https://www.hostpapa.ca/knowledgebase/kb/setting-up-a-parked-domain/
An addon domain name is an additional domain name connected to your HostPapa account – but with a separate website from your primary domain name. Addon domain websites appear independently of each other and your primary domain’s website when viewed from the Internet. Search engines like Google will consider them all to be separate. If you are a HostPapa planholder, you may purchase additional domains and link them to your account.
You may purchase addon domains from HostPapa at any time through your dashboard. Here’s how:
- Log in to your HostPapa dashboard: https://www.hostpapa.com/dashboard
- Click on My Domains.
- Click on Register New Domain.
- Fill out the secure form and click Continue.
Find out more about addon domain names here: https://www.hostpapa.ca/knowledgebase/kb/addon-domains-brief-explanation-and-instructions/
A subdomain allows you to section off your hosting account to act like a separate website without having to get a new domain name. The subdomain address will have a bit of extra information in front (e.g., www.subdomain.maindomain.com). You can create a subdomain on your own from any domain name you have connected to your HostPapa account.
Find out more about creating a subdomain by watching our video tutorial: