The difference between addon domains and domain parking is important. Which is why I first titled this post “parking”, ‘cause I got ‘em confused. You will, however, have to go elsewhere for a different sort of parking.
An addon domain is a cheeky way to host multiple websites without the hassle of multiple hosting fees, or worse, a dedicated server.
Because I totally forgot how to set these up, these are specific instructions when you have a hosting plan with lunarpages and one or more domain names with namesco.
On Lunarpages (using cPanel):
1. Go to “Addon domains”
2. New domain name (minus the www)
3. New subdirectory (ensure this doesn’t conflict with any directories in the root)
4. Password (for FTP)
This will create a subdirectory of $SUB, a subdomain of $SUB.pesartain.com, an ftp account of $SUB@pesartain.com and a password of $PASS.
- Set the primary & secondary nameservers to ns6 and ns7.lunarpages.com.
Update the records to read:
.$domain – A record – 188.8.131.52 (shared IP)
www.$domain – CNAME – $domain
That should be it. Using the lunarpages nameservers, the addon domain is pointed to the subdomain, and no one is ever the wiser.