A Sneaky Domain Parking Trick

While making a server change today, I was reminded of a trick that I used back when getting a shared hosting account with unlimited domains was unheard of and add-on domains used to cost an additional monthly fee.

Athough there was a charge for more than one "active" domain on the account, my hosting company didn't charge for parked domains. And I figured out a way to get those parked domains to act just like add-on domains.

The "trick" involves using mod_rewrite to redirect the incoming request to the appropriate directory, by adding this to your root .htaccess file: