How to setup An Addon Domain On cPanel

 

Addon domains allow you to control multiple domains from a single account. An addon domain links a new domain name to a directory in your account, and then stores its files in that directory.

Note: Your hosting provider must specify a maximum number of addon domains that you can create (greater than 0) in the Modify an Account interface (WHM >> Home >> Account Functions >> Modify an Account). A value of 0 prevents addon domain creation.

Create an addon domain

To create an addon domain, perform the following steps:

Enter the new addon domain name in the New Domain Name text box. When you enter the domain name, cPanel automatically populates the Subdomain and Document Root text boxes.

To create multiple addon domains with the same username and different extensions (for example, example.com and example.net ), manually enter a unique username in the Subdomain text box.

To choose a document root other than the automatically populated value, manually enter the directory name in the Document Root text box.

To create an FTP account for the new addon domain, select the Create an FTP account associated with this Addon Domain checkbox. If you select this checkbox, additional settings will appear:

  • cPanel automatically populates the FTP Username text box. To select a different FTP account username, manually enter the desired username.
  • Enter and confirm the new password in the appropriate text boxes.

Note: The system evaluates the password that you enter on a scale of 100 points. 0 indicates a weak password, while 100 indicates a very secure password.
Some web hosts require a minimum password strength. A green password Strength meter indicates that the password is equal to or greater than the required password strength. Click Password Generator to generate a strong password.

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