| 9:11 am on Oct 11, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Define "add-on" domains as this is a term not used in any clear context that I understand.
| 7:22 pm on Oct 11, 2004 (gmt 0)|
The way I understand add-on domains is as follows...
If I have the following domains...
... rather than paying/managing one hosting account for each domain, I could have a single hosting account for domain1.com and then simply create "add-on" domains (via domain1.com's CPanel) on the same hosting account for domain2.com, domain3.com and domain4.com. These last 3 domains would point to a sub-folder (or sub-domain) of domain1.com
For example, domain2.com would point to domain1.com/domain2/ etc. I would FTP my domain2.com files to domain1.com/domain2/ but users could access those files in their browsers by typing domain2.com/filename.html
| 7:28 pm on Oct 11, 2004 (gmt 0)|
if I were you i would use [domain2.domain1.com...] as opposed to your "directory structure" style.
| 2:47 am on Oct 13, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I would also like to know how Google treats these add-on domains. I've only been able to get the index page spidered of each "add-on" site.
| 7:50 am on Oct 13, 2004 (gmt 0)|
CPanel add-on domains are just a simple way of managing multiple domains within a single hosting account. Each is a "real" domain and Google seems to treat them as such.
Each add-on domain is also accessible as a sub-domain of your main site. Don't ever ever link to your add-on domains' content using the sub-domain address or you will surely face a big duplicate-content problem.
| 8:30 am on Oct 13, 2004 (gmt 0)|
|Does Google have any problems (spidering, indexing, ranking, applying penalties, etc.) with "add-on" domain sites? |
I have 3 domains in 1 hosting acct, 2 of which are "add-on" domains to the first.
So far, Googlebot has no problems spidering, indexing or ranking. Took my domains about 4 months to be indexed so its probably just a matter of time that Googlebot gets to your sites.
| 6:59 pm on Oct 14, 2004 (gmt 0)|
If I understand it correctly it is just the way your host offers controls and yes, they seem to work like real domains. I would not worry about them.
Try to analyze the log files and draw conclusions from the spiders jumping between them if you cross-link. This might help you a bit too.
| 7:43 pm on Oct 14, 2004 (gmt 0)|
With Cpanel multi domain hosting, the IP is the same for all domains. However each domain is unique and functions independantly as in:
I have been using several Cpanel reseller packages for some time and ALL my (many) sites are fully indexed and perform well in ALL the SERPs that I check.
There may be some minor S/Es that I haven't checked that take exception to this arrangement but I am not aware.