An addon domain name is an additional domain name you have hosted within your hosting service with us allowing you to set up an additional site or emails under the new domain name sharing the resources of your hosting.
This site and its files are completely separated using different root folders than your primary domains website root folder.
To setup an addon domain name, first you will need to log into your cPanel service
Once logged in:
- Click on “Addon Domains” under the “Domains” header or search using the search bar at the top of the page.
- Once in the Addon Domains tool you will be met with the following options
New Domain Name: Enter the domain name you wish to add to your hosting
Subdomain: Generally this is auto filled and is used for cPanel to identify the addon domain against your primary domain name. This can be left as default, though if you have two domains using the same domain but different TLD’s (such as help.com.au and help.com) you’ll need to change this to something like yourdomain1.com.
Document Root: This is the folder where your website files will be stored for the addon domain name. This is also autofilled with the domain name, creating its own additional folder away from your primary domain.
- Click Add Domain and it will be added to your service
After the addon domain name has been successfully added to your service, you’ll need to make sure that the new domain name has been pointed towards the correct nameservers or connected using an A record pointed towards your hosting service.[link guide on how to find nameservers and A record]
Once the addon domain has been created, you can update the document root by clicking the pencil icon or you can remove the addon domain altogether by clicking the “Remove” link.
Note: this will not remove the files from the file directory but will remove any email accounts under the addon domain name.
If you run into any issues getting your addon domain name setup, feel free to get in touch via a ticket or over LiveChat and we will be happy to Help!