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All About Domains

Posted by Alex on 19 01 2017.

 A domain name refers to the identification string defining a network of administrative autonomy, control, or authority within the Internet. When creating a domain, you need to abide by the rules and regulations set by the Domain Name System (DNS). All DNS-registered names are domain names.


In cPanel, you will find a “Domains” section that contains a number of useful and nifty features for managing and configuring your domains.


Subdomains – x3


Under the Domains section, you will find this interface, which grants you the ability to create, control, and configure cPanel account subdomains. A subdomain pertains to one of your website’s subsection existing as subdirectory found in the directory named: public_html or your account’s “Document Root” directory.


When you create a subdomain, it will use a prefix together with your primary domain name. For instance, a domain named will can have a subdomain that looks like


Many cPanel users create subdomains so they can generate unique user accounts for their “vanity domains.” Most users who do this have blogs or have websites with user-specific titles.


Addon Domains – x3


This interface enables you to create, manage, and configure add-on domains. Addon domains provide you with the ability to manage several domains from just one account. It serves as a link for a new domain name to a cPanel account’s subdirectory found in its document root directory. It also saves the files associated with the addon domain in that particular subdirectory.


Keep in mind though, that some web host service providers do not provide their clients with this ability of creating addon domains.


Parked Domains – x3


With this interface, you can create, manage, and configure parked domains. Basically, parked domains enable you to redirect visitors of your websites to another domain (or website). You own these domains, but they do not have anything in them. Instead of content, they serve as a redirect or a “pointer” to the content found in another domain or subdomain.


Redirects – x3


Use this interface when you want to create, manage, and configure domain redirection. You usually use this feature when a page you created has a URL too long to remember. With the Redirects interface, your visitors can access the website or webpage by simply entering the short URL.


Simple DNS Zone Editor – x3


DNS serves as the Internet’s component that converts human-readable domain names into computer-readable Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. In other words, they translate human-readable domain names (for instance, to IP addresses (like The DNS utilizes zone files stored on your server so it can map domain names and then convert them into IP addresses.


In a domain’s zone file, you will find a number of various types of records. Using the Simple DNS Zone Editor interface, you can add or delete A and CNAME DNS records.


Advanced DNS Zone Editor – x3


Basically, the Advanced DNS Zone Editor interface acts the same way as the Simple DNS Zone Editor. However, it allows you to control and configure more types of records, including A, AAAA, TXT DNS, SRV, and CNAME rec