How to Add an Addon Domain

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How to Add an Addon Domain?


How to Add an Addon Domain?

What is an addon domain?

Addon domain is very useful because it stay at same hosting and able to control from one place. An addon domain is a fully functional domain that can be created through your control panel. This is a new, unique website hosted in a new folder on your account so that you can host several domains from one control panel. If you have multiple domain name and if you don’t want to buy hosting package for theme separately, you can add them as addon domains in one hosting package. You can give them email addresses, forwarders, and more the same way you do for your main domain on the account.

It will appear as a totally separate domain from your primary domain. Such as Your main or primary domain name www.1stwebsuite.com and your addon domain name is "www.tutorial-house.com". You can add many domains as addon domain if your hosting package support addon domains. Please check it before buying a hosting package.

What will happen after creating an Addon Domain?

When you create an Addon domain, 3 things will happen:

  1. a folder is created in the 'public_html' directory
  2. a subdomain is created for the primary domain and attached to the new folder
  3. the new domain name is associated with the subdomain

For example, If your primary domain was 'main.com' and you assign the Addon Domain 'addon.com' to the folder 'addon', the following routes (URLs) would be true:

  • main.com/addon
  • addon.main.com
  • addon.com

All three of these paths would access the same directory and show the same website. However, in concern to your website's viewers going to addon.com, there is no evidence that they are being routed through addon.main.com and everything will function as normally. This all happens automatically when an Addon domain is assigned to an account. There is no need further action necessary other than loading content into the addon domain folder.

How to Add an Addon Domain?

With Web Hosting Hub you can add an unlimited number of Addon Domains to your account. Addon Domains are completely independent from the primary domain and can have its own original content. First, log into your cPanel and select "Addon Domain" under the "Domains" sub-header:

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On this screen you will fill out the details of the Addon Domain.

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New Domain Name: Enter the domain name you are adding to your account. (Don’t write “www.”)
Subdomain / Ftp Username: When adding a new domain to your account, cPanel automatically configures an additional FTP user for this domain. While the average user doesn't need or use this account, cPanel requires that you enter an ftp username to continue.
Document Root: The document root is the directory where the files for this website will be located. The default directory for new domains is public_html/NewDomain
Password: The password you enter here is the FTP password for the FTP user mentioned above. As previously stated, most users don't use this new FTP account, but cPanel requires that you enter a password here.
Password (Again): Enter the above password again to ensure you are typing it correctly.
Strength: Weak passwords are easier for hackers to guess, and the strength tool will give you a score on how strong your password is.

Now that your domain is added, you can confirm it under the "Modify Add-on Domain" section, which also provides the Document Root for your Addon Domain:

Add an Addon Domain


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