Our host has both parked and domain pointers, but we're a little unsure as to which one is the best one to use for our needs. All we want to do is to have a domain that when someone visits it, it will either have a link on the page for a different URL, or automatically forward them there. For example; you go to SiteNumberOne.com, and it will send you to SiteNumberTwo.com.
Which would work best for something like that, pointed or parked domain?
SiteNumberOne.com (main domain/account)
SiteNumberTwo.com (points to the main domain/account)
SiteNumberThree.Com (points to the main domain/account)
Domain Pointers are a little different, because each domain can have different content.
Either way, both parked domains or domain pointers would work with what you are trying to do. The only difference is that parked domains would work "right out of the box" whereas with domain pointers you would have to setup redirection.
With parked or point domains, the web address would not change as you have expressed concerns about above.
So to sum this up... Parked domains can not have there own files, they just share files with the main domain. Pointed domains will have separate files that will be stored in a different directory.
Visitors to your website will not know the difference between a regular, parked or pointed domain.. To them... all they know is there going to http://yourdomain.com/. They don't know which directory on the server they are connecting to. It's all the same to them
If a parked domain doesn't have its own files, then how would I be able to make a separete index page for that parked domain and have a link on it which directs them to the main site? From what you've said I can't.
Originally posted by HostRefugee-Vince Parked domains can not have there own files, they just share files with the main domain.
This is where I'm getting confused. I made a parked domain. I made a separete index page for it and placed it in the root. It works fine and the URL shows www.parkeddomain.com/.
Originally posted by HostRefugee-Vince
[B]Well now I am confused
If it's working, then what is your question?
I was trying to figure out what the differance was between them since my parked domain had it's own index file. I wanted to know how to make more parked doamains like this, but now I'm being told that my parked domain isn't acting like a parked domain...
I guess from the sound of what everyone is saying, that I can only use pointed domains for my use...