Domain Comparison: Parked vs Addon Domains

In this article we will list the main differences between parked and add-on domains:

Parked domain
pros:

  •   Free; you can park as many domains as you want.
  •   Ideal for multiple domains sharing the same website.

cons:

  • Can not be used for a separate website.
  • Shares the logs of the main domain.
  • Shares the stats of the main domain.

Addon domain
pros:

  • Can be used for a website separate than the main one.
  • Uses separate logs.
  • Uses separate stats.
  • Has its own VirtualHost entry in the Apache configuration.

cons:

  • Paid; you have to purchase an addon slot to host an add-on domain.
  • Shares the same hosting space as the main website.
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