Sub domain or separate domain?

Discussion in 'General' started by S3NTYN3L, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. S3NTYN3L

    S3NTYN3L New Member

    Before I go wasting any more money on domain names, I need to ask which is better?

    Should I be using a subdomain for my server? (


    Would it be better to get the server it's own domain name? (

    I'm NOT going to be setting up my own hosting company.
    I'm only using ISPConfig so I can host my own website and FTP while I'm on job-sites...
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Normally you use subdomains for that.
  3. S3NTYN3L

    S3NTYN3L New Member

    OK, so No-IP currently has an asterisk for my subdomains.
    Meaning, would resolve to my IP.

    If I go with their No-IP Plus service, I'm able to create as many as fifty subdomains and have total control over each of them.(DNS records, forwarding, etc).

    If I leave things as they are, (with the asterisk), that means I can create the subdomains in ISPConfig for free, yes?
    So, would still resolve to my IP and ISPC would then handle translation of the subdomain into whichever webx_ folder it's supposed to, yes?

    It shouldn't matter as long as the domain name itself is being pointed my IP address, right?

    In short, I can save myself $80.00/year by doing things in ISPC?

    Man, I'm so lost with the stuff right now...
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2009
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Yes, yes, and yes. :)

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