Domains Types in Plesk

If your hosting package includes more than one domain name , then you can easily add domains to the server. Before you start adding a new domain that will use a second-level domain name, be sure to register this domain name. If your hosting provider provides the domain name registration service, you can do this from the Customer Panel as described below. Otherwise, you should register your domain name with another domain name registration authority.

You can set up the following types of site configurations through Plesk:

Website addressed by a second-level domain name. 

  • A unique Internet address (domain name), like example.com

  • Additional domain names (domain aliases).

  • Subdomains - divisions of a site accessible by easy-to-remember addresses that are added to the main site, like mail.example.com.

  • Separate FTP accounts for collaboration on the site content. For every FTP account, you can specify which directories can be accessed.

  • Creating content using Presence Builder.

  • Simplified deployment of applications, such as content management systems, photo galleries, shopping carts, blogging platforms, and many more.

  • Secure data exchange implemented by SSL/TLS protocol. This requires that a site be hosted on a dedicated IP address, which is not shared among other users and sites.

  • Mailboxes and mailing lists.

  • Viewing statistics on site visits.


Website or a division of a website addressed by a third-level domain name (subdomain)

  • Separate document root from the main site. Document root is a directory on the server where web pages of a site are stored.

  • Access over FTP for content management.

  • Creating content using Presence Builder.

  • Simplified deployment of applications.

  • Secure data exchange implemented by SSL/TLS protocol.

  • Viewing statistics on site visits.

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