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    What does Parked/Pointed Domains means?

    Can anybody tell me What does Parked/Pointed Domains means?

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    Parked domains in WHM are domains where say whatever.com gets the files from the server for whatever.net

    So say if the files for whatever.net was /home/whatever/public_html
    then whatever.com would just get /home/whatever/public_html/
    Same with mail, it whole concept is you can point your .com and .net to the one site.

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    park vs point

    Typically you park a domain either for selling purposes or before you set up a proper hosting account.

    Parking server space is normally enough room for a simple 1 page html page.

    Parking - is an interim and cheap webhosting solution / answer.

    Pointing is when one domain points to another domain. The pointing domain isn't the master one, the other one is.

    Hope this helps.

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    Parked domains pull content from the same directory as another domain.

    Pointed domains pull content from a subdirectory of a domain, but have their own access URL.

    Depending on how the servers are configured, pointed domains and parked domains can both send and receive email.

    Example:

    Account foo.com has the path

    /home/foo/public_html/

    and two subdirectories "bar" and "baz".

    The account owner buys foo.net and foo.org, and parks them on top of foo.com - so that when someone types in foo.org, they see the same content as someone who types in foo.net or foo.com, which is the content in

    /home/foo/public_html/

    The account owner then buys bar.com and baz.net, and points them at the subdirectories. So someone typing in bar.com sees the content in

    /home/foo/public_html/bar/

    and someone typing in baz.net sees the content in

    /home/foo/public_html/baz/

    At least, that's how it's defined for hosts using cPanel control panel software. When GoDaddy (for example) sells domain parking services, they put up a single-page "placeholder" site for the domain.

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