Explaining Domains: Primary, Addon, Parked, and Subdomains

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Learn the different types of domains that are used in an InMotion Hosting account. Each hosting account provided with the cPanel interface includes a primary domain and the ability to support addon domains, parked domains, and subdomains. We will define each type, where to find them in cPanel, and how each are used.

00:00 Introduction animation
00:09 Introduction to tutorial domain types used in cPanel
00:36 What is a Primary domain?
01:17 Placeholder names for accounts
01:31 What are Addon domains?
01:59 Document root
04:19 What is a Parked domain? (Also known as an Alias)
05:26 What are Subdomains?
06:46 Conclusion

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