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What is a Parked Domain and How do I Create or Delete One?


What is a Parked Domain? How to Create and Delete One


Parked domains are often used to have more than one web address for SEO and marketing purposes. Parked domains are "Addon" Domain Names but that display the same website as your primary domain and share web statistics as well. Although you can give the parked domain its own email boxes

Example being if your main domain name is php-fusion.co.uk and it is the primary domain of your cPanel account, you can set up a domain such as demos.php-fusion.co.uk as a parked domain. This will load the content of php-fusion.co.uk when you visit demos.php-fusion.co.uk.
You will notice that although the content of php-fusion.co.uk is loading in the browser, the address bar will display demos.php-fusion.co.uk..
This is similar to a masked forward.


Domain Parking vs Parked Domains


When Domain Name Registrars offer "Domain Parking", they are offering to park your Domain Name on their Servers and normally direct traffic to a page of their choice. This is a good temporary solution if you do not have a website hosting account, but it is very restrictive.


Can I point parked domain to specific folder?


Parked Domains can be pointed to your main site /public_html folder only.
If you want to point your domain to a specific subfolder in your account, you have to use Addon domain or Aliases option.


Add a Parked Domain


Domains must be registered with a valid registrar before they can be parked. In addition, a domain will not be functional unless it is configured to point to the same name servers as your primary domain

To add a parked domain to your account,
Log into cPanel.
In the Domains section, click the Parked Domains or Aliases icon.
Under Create a Aliases Domain, enter the domain name you would like to park on top of your primary domain.
Click Add Domain.
You have just added a parked domain.


Remove a Parked Domain


To remove a parked domain from your account
Log into cPanel.
In the Domains section, click the Parked Domains or Aliases icon.
Under Remove Parked Domains, find the domain you wish to remove.
In the Actions column for that domain, click Remove.

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