Child domain vs domain

edited September 2018 in Web Server
Can you tell me what would be the difference and if there are any pros / cons of each method, between

a. creating a website with the domain
b. creating a domain of and then creating a child domain of sub?

This is purely from an educational perspective. Also I have always known these as sub domains or addon domains (cPanel) rather than child. Any reason they are not called sub domains?

many thanks


  • @daniel

    There is no physical difference between them if you create as a website in CyberPanel or child domain they are treated similarly.

    But if you have multiple users, a website can be owned by a user and its child domains belong to the same user. However if you also create child-domain as a website, you can assign a different owner to it.

    Apart from that function wise, they are treated similarly.
  • Thanks for the clarification :)
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