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Using ‘Addon Domains’ for cPanel

Posted by Allura on 04 01 2018.

Addon Domain: cPanel’s Multiple Domain Hosting Interface
The addon domain is a completely functional feature. it can be created from the users control panel  itself. The addon domain possesses multiple hosting packages all sharing the same control panel. With the addon domain users can create email addresses, forwarders and more. It works the same way as users do for their primary domain on the account. In addon domain the files share the same control panel and server.  It links a new domain name to a directory in the users account and stores files in that directory. The addon domain in cPanel is functional only if the domain is registered and pointed to the server via nameservers or an A record.
Creating an Addon Domain
Follow these simple steps to create an Addon Domain:

 	In the New Domain Name Text Box enter the new domain’s name. cPanel automatically notifies and populates the Subdomain and…

Addon Domain: cPanel’s Multiple Domain Hosting Interface

The addon domain is a completely functional feature. it can be created from the users control panel  itself. The addon domain possesses multiple hosting packages all sharing the same control panel. With the addon domain users can create email addresses, forwarders and more. It works the same way as users do for their primary domain on the account. In addon domain the files share the same control panel and server.  It links a new domain name to a directory in the users account and stores files in that directory. The addon domain in cPanel is functional only if the domain is registered and pointed to the server via nameservers or an A record.

Creating an Addon Domain

Follow these simple steps to create an Addon Domain:

  • In the New Domain Name Text Box enter the new domain’s name. cPanel automatically notifies and populates the Subdomain and Document Root text boxes on entering the domain name.
  • In order to create multiple addon domains using the same username with different extensions the user must first enter a unique username in the Subdomain text box.
  • The user must manually enter the directory name in the Document Root text box if he wants to choose a different document root besides the automatically populated value.
  • Select Create an FTP account associated with the addon domain checkbox to create an FTP account for the addon domain. Fill in a password. The FTP account password is automatically generated by cPanel.
  • Click on Add Domain to complete the process. Click on the File Manager to add files to the home directory of the addon domain.

 

On creating an addon domain, a folder is created in the public_html directory. For the primary domain a subdomain is created and attached to the new folder. The subdomain eventually is associated with the new domain name.

Additional features on Addon Domain

On creating an addon domain in the cPanel interface a subdomain is automatically created by the system. A certificate is issued on creating addon domain, parked domain, subdomain or main domain by the system to secure the domains. A self signed certificate is generated by the system in the absence of an existing certificate to secure the new domain.  Addon domains are stored in the subdirectory somewhere in the home directory. Visitors to the addon domain are directed to this directory.

The addon domain essentially acts as an independent domain, it bears no reference to the primary domain. cPanel’s addon domain feature is cost effective as it manages multiple domains from a single hosting. It is therefore ideal for website owners as it easily shares the hosting account’s resources with the main domain.