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Offline omq

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addon domain or parked domain or...?
« on: February 01, 2012, 01:30:09 AM »
I have an online webstore of my current LP website hosted somewhere else.  I am considering moving my store's website and content over to live under my regular LP site.  But I want to keep my store's domain name.   What would be the best way about doing this? 

Right now I have something like on LP, and on some other host.
I want to move's contents under's.     
So if you go to, you'll see mySTORE's content. 
However i also want to keep the domain name to point to that folder as well, so that when my users go to, they'll see whatever's in  Or something like that.

I hope that made sense?
Would I need to create an Add-on domain or a Parked domain that points to /store?  I'm a bit confused between the two..
Or is this something to be achieved with some apache mod-rewrite magic on's root folder?

thanks for your input!

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Re: addon domain or parked domain or...?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 06:39:13 AM »
Domain names and hosting are two separate things. Your domain name registrar, whoever you're using, points requests for to wherever the server is that holds the pages. If you want to move the physical hosting to your LP account (currently, while retaining the domain for it, you would use your LP control panel (cPanel or LPCP) to create an add-on domain on your account. This would be in /home/ACCOUNT/public_html/mySTORE/, and would be accessed by Your registrar for will have to be told to "point" your domain to the same nameservers that your domain is using. That's it! It may take a day or two for the DNS system to completely move over all requests to your store (it's not instant). Your customers will not see anything different.


      registrar                               nameserver                    host     --->              something at LP1, 2  --->     public_html/   --->              something at other1,2 --->   public_html/

after move:     --->              something at LP1, 2  --->     public_html/
                                              ^             |   -----------------+             +--------->     public_html/myStore/
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Re: addon domain or parked domain or...?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 07:06:54 PM »
Thanks MrPhil!    That sounds a lot easier than I expected!  I'll give that a shot over the new couple of weeks.