Website Domains: Frequently Asked Questions

What are website domains, and what's their relation to website hosting?

Web hosting and domains work together to make your website available on the Internet. Website domains are public addresses at which websites can be hosted and displayed. Web hosting refers to disk space on a server that allows you to store your website files (pages, images, scripts, etc) online. Registering a domain name is the first step; you then have to point it to a hosting server by setting the domain's nameservers accordingly. Our domain is, which has been pointed to our server where our website itself is stored.

What are subdomains, parked domains and addon domains?


  • Let's say your domain is
  • You install a Message Board and put in in a directory called
  • You can turn the directory board into a sub-domain by adding it as a sub-domain from your cPanel
  • Now you can access your Message Board as either OR
  • This costs you nothing and is free

Parked Domain

  • You have two domains: and
  • is the domain of your website and you want to add
  • You want them both to go to the same place. In other words, when someone types either or they will go to the same page(s) on your website
  • In order to have additional parked domains you need to register them

Add-On Domains

  • You have two domains: and
  • You want the two domains to be totally separate/independent websites
  • In order to have additional add-on domains you need to register them