What is an Addon Domain?

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An addon domain allows a new domain name to link to a subdirectory of your account. The addon domain’s files will be stored in a subdirectory of your public_html folder. Creating an addon domain gives you the ability to control multiple domains from a single account.

To add an addon domain

  • Enter the domain for the new addon domain into the New Domain Name field.
  • Enter the main FTP username for the addon domain in the Subdomain/Ftp Username field.
  • In the Document Root field, enter the directory that will contain the addon domain’s files.
  • Enter the password for the addon domain into the Password field.
    • Make sure you use a secure password.
    • You can have cPanel generate a secure pasword for you using the Generate Password feature.
  • Confirm the password in the Password (Again) field.
  • Click Add Domain!
  • To add files to the addon domain’s home directory, click the File Manager link.
    • ALERT! Note: You can also access this addon domain’s home directory in the File Manager by clicking the link under Document Root.

To disable or enable redirection of an addon domain

  • Click the Manage Redirection link corresponding to the addon domain you wish to manage.
  • If you wish to redirect the domain, enter the link you would like to redirect the addon domain to in the available text field.
  • Click Save.
    • To disable the redirect, click Disable Redirection.

To remove an existing addon domain

  • Click the Remove link corresponding to the addon domain you would like to remove.
  • Confirm that you would like to remove the addon domain by clicking Yes.
  • To keep the addon domain, click No.
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