Hosting Services

3rd level subdomains and Host Pointer Services

Compare the features of a third level subdomain and a Host Pointer service

The third level subdomains, which are activated by a redirect to a subfolder, are not a real and indipendent website. Therefore, this redirect-based service should not be confused with the third level Host Pointer, which actually corresponds to an additional website within a divisible hosting plan.

The table below lists the main differences between the two services.

Function Third level Subdomain Host Pointer
'Record A' on the DNS server
Virtual host on web server
Browsing addresses of the type:
Browsing subfolders of the type:
FTP access YES, if the main plan includes it
Redirect with URL Forwarding:
(typing will
"jump" to any address)
YES, customizable from the control panel Optional
Redirect with URL Masking:
(typing will
"embed" the pages present at any address)
YES, control panel function Optional
E-mail accounts of the type:
Optional, to be purchased separately