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How to Create an Addon Domain in cPanel

Addon domains allow you to control multiple domains from a single cPanel account. An addon domain links a new domain name to a subdirectory of your account’s home or public_html (document root) directory and then stores its files in that subdirectory.

Once an additional domain has been created, you will have the ability to create email addresses and FTP accounts based off of these new addresses.

How to create an addon domain in cPanel

This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged into cPanel

1) Locate ‘DOMAINS’ section and click the Addon Domains icon

cPanel > DOMAINS > Addon Domains

2) This is the Addon Domains page, where you can setup additional domain names.

3) Enter the name of the domain name you wish to add as an addon. Then enter a unique subdomain name. Finally, choose a subdirectory for it in your account’s home directory (above public_html). This subdirectory stores addon domain’s files.

By default cPanel automatically fills in the details for subdomain and document root. You can either leave them as default or modify the information.

4) In case you want to provide your web developer with FTP access to this add-on domain, please choose ‘Create an FTP account associated with this Addon Domain’  and set the FTP username and its password

5) The last step is to click the Add Domain button.  The addon will be created.

From cPanel > Addon Domains area you can see the list of addon domains under your main account and you can manage or delete these addon domains anytime is needed.

That’s it! You now know how to create addon domains in cPanel.

Updated on March 25, 2020

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