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Add-on Domains

Postby nar321 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:59 pm

What qualifies for a Add-on Domain? I tried to make a domain a add-on and was told by the Web Host(BlueHost) that a primary domain can't be added on.

Both domains in question are hosted by BlueHost, does that make a difference?
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Postby Russell Portwood » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:41 am

Hmm... doesn't make much sense to me. Here are the instructions for setting up an add-on.
http://helpdesk.bluehost.com/kb/index.p ... id=2&id=92
Is this what you are trying to do?
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Postby nar321 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:42 pm

Your linked to bluehost reply was exactly what I tried to do with no luck on completing. So I then contacted Bluehost Support who informed me that since the domain in question is a "primary"(whatever that means)it can't be a add-on

From what I've Googled a Hostgator Reseller account should accomplish what I'm trying to do. Expense will be about the same, but all three domains would then be under one roof. I already have a HostGator account
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Postby CorpRebel » Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:02 pm

If I remember correctly, the "primary" domain name is the one you signed up for your hosting account with (primarydomain.com). To add other domain names (domain1.com, domain2.co, etc) you have to add them as "addon" domains in your "primary domain" cPanel.

Once you have the main account setup, you cannot change the "primary domain" around anymore as that is now your main (primary) account.

I believe that's probably the issue you were having.

Did I make any sense? heh heh


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Postby CorpRebel » Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:06 pm

Just to add to my previous post ...

Having a reseller account means you can give EACH new account it's own control panel (cPanel) as they are totally separate accounts now unlike using addon domains under one primary account.

Hope I haven't confoozed you! :lol:


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Postby nar321 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:28 pm

Makes sense the way you explain it. So based on what you say I could add-on the Domains at Hostgator since they are hosted at Bluehost and wouldn't be considered primary Domains by Hostgator, right?

Looks like the least complicated might be to get a reseller account at Hostgator and move the 2 Bluehosted Domains to Hostgator. Bluehost doesn't have reseller accounts so doing the reverse isn't possible.

Thanks for clearing this matter up
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Postby CorpRebel » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:17 pm

nar321 wrote:Makes sense the way you explain it. So based on what you say I could add-on the Domains at Hostgator since they are hosted at Bluehost and wouldn't be considered primary Domains by Hostgator, right?


You already have a primary domain as you needed one to signup with HG.

If you already have a regular HG hosting account (not reseller) then you would move your domains from your previous host (BlueHost) and use the addon function in your HG cPanel.

IF you have a reseller account, then you would add each domain as a totally separate account (NOT Addon function).

Remember ... The "primary domain" is the one you signed up to a hosting account with.

Looks like the least complicated might be to get a reseller account at Hostgator and move the 2 Bluehosted Domains to Hostgator. Bluehost doesn't have reseller accounts so doing the reverse isn't possible.


As I mentioned above, the reseller account makes each domain with it's own cPanel. So you would have to login to each account separately.

With a regular HG account, all you domains would be "addon domains" controlled by your primary account cPanel. All under one control panel. Many like to do it this way. Less expensive this way too.

HG support is pretty helpful too.

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Postby nar321 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:51 pm

Thanks for answering my questions and due to expense will probably go with add-ons. Will see what Hostgators moving offer really entails and more specifically if it even applies to add-ons. Oh well isn't the first time I've jumped hosts
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Postby CorpRebel » Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:18 am

nar321 wrote:Thanks for answering my questions and due to expense will probably go with add-ons. Will see what Hostgators moving offer really entails and more specifically if it even applies to add-ons. Oh well isn't the first time I've jumped hosts


You'll be fine. HG is one of the best shared hosting services I have used and they have good support.

IF BlueHost has cPanel too then the move is relatively simple as they just move everything from cPanel to cPanel. Only thing you'll probably have to do is change the DNS server info at your domain regstrar to the HG DNS server info.

Good Luck with the move! :wink:


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Postby nar321 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:07 pm

Once again Thanks. Yes,BlueHost has cpanel, so it looks like all i need to do on my own is re point the Name Servers. Will contact HostGator and get the best procedure from them.
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Postby doc333 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:25 am

CorpRebel,
That was a great solution post
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