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If you have a Reseller account, create an additional cPanel account instead.

Expand stats snapshot cPanelYour account with InMotion Hosting may include the ability to host multiple websites depending on your hosting package. If you are unfamiliar with the package you are on you can determine how many add-on domains you can have in cPanel. Please see our page if you would like to know more about cPanel Hosting

Once you are logged into cPanel, on the left hand stats pane, expand it out. If the stats are not expanded, the cPanel should look like the snapshot to the right. If you do not see the "Expand Stats" then your stats are expanded already.

cpanel-statsHere you can find out how many add-on domains you currently have as well as the total number of add-on domains you can have. You can get more about your server from the cPanel stats like PHP version, MySQL version, Subdomains, MySQL databases used and more.

Add an Addon Domain from cPanel

  1. Once you are logged into your cPanel account, select "Addon Domain" under the "Domains" section:
  2. Next, you will need to fill out the details of the add-on domain:
    New Domain Name:

    Enter the domain name you are adding to your cPanel.

    Subdomain / Ftp Username:

    When adding a new domain to your account, cPanel automatically configures an additional FTP user for this domain. While most users 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


    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.


  3. Once you are finished filling in the details, select the "Add Domain" button.

Note that there may be a time delay before the domain begins working on the serer. This is known as propagation time. You can learn more about that in our propagation article.

Congratulations! You have successfully set up your first add-on domain.

Removing an Add-on Domain from cPanel

Removing an add-on domain is relatively simple and you can do so within cPanel itself.

  1. Simply click on the "Add on Domains" icon within cPanel.
  2. Now, scroll down and find the list of addon domains.
  3. Next to the addon domain you want to select "remove" and you can remove the add-on domain.
  4. Please keep in mind, removing the add-on domain from within cPanel does not affect the domain name registration. If you would like to remove the domain name from your account permanently you can do so in AMP. 

    Learn more about cPanel's domain management tools by clicking here.

    Please check the next article on Adding a Parked Domain to cPanel. If you missed our previous article, please see the New Domains: Add-on, Parked, and Subdomains tutorial. For more information on this course please visit Managing your Domains in cPanel.

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n/a Points
2014-04-01 9:28 am

I find your work great. TY (:

n/a Points
2014-06-06 2:22 am

Hello Arn,

Thanks for the reply...

Have followed same steps to create addon domain in the existing hosting site... My domain name has been registered with Please help me to point the domain name to the inmotion hosting where i have created the addon domain. please help me in all the required steps to get my website up and running.

Thanks in advance   

12,753 Points
2014-06-06 9:13 am
Hello sathyanarayana,

Thank you for your question. Here is a helpful guide on pointing your nameservers to InMotion Hosting.

We also have a video on updating your nameservers with NameCheap here.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

n/a Points
2014-07-09 10:55 am
screen prints could be a bit bigger
23,321 Points
2014-07-09 11:33 am
Hello Marjon,

Although the screenshots may appear a bit small, they are intended for you to click on. When clicked, they will grow to their normal size, making them very easy to read.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-11-25 10:06 pm

where do I activate addon doamins for my account?

Hint: This feature must be enabled for your account before you can use it. Addon domains will not function unless the domain name is registered with a valid registrar and configured to point to the correct DNS servers.

23,321 Points
2014-11-26 9:11 am
Hello DH,

You have the ability to add an addon domain from within your cPanel without having to enable any additional settings. You do need to have the domain registered with a registrar and pointed to our name servers so that it will function from our servers when added to the cPanel.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-12-09 9:38 am



I have two accounts whit InMotion, i’d like to move one Addon domain from the first account to the second one.


I removed de Addon domain from the first account and them Add the Addon domain in the second account. 


But, when i log in the first account, in the AMP / DOMAINS / MANAGE DOMAINS the domain yet appears in it.  I don’t want the domain to be viewed in the first account. What can i do?



Thanks in advance


23,321 Points
2014-12-09 9:51 am
Hello Frederico,

Moving the domain from one cPanel to another is definitely the way to switch the domain from one hosting account to another. This does not have any effect on the AMP setup however. If you want to have it moved from one AMP to another, the best way is to contact our Live Support team so they can move the bill item from the current AMP to the other for you. Again, it will not have any effect on how the domain performs, so contact them at your earliest convenience.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2015-01-16 12:26 am

I have dns set up elsewhere, a non cpanel hosting company.  I want to set up email addresses and website at the new company which uses cpanel BEFORE I update my registrar to point to the new company's DNS servers.  CPANEL won't let me do a parked or add-on domain without the domain already using it's DNS.  I have over 100 domains I need to set up before I point DNS to the new company...




20,799 Points
2015-01-16 11:06 am
Hello Derek,

If you are trying to import email and website files BEFORE your DNS is pointed to the new location, then you would need to copy over the files that make up the structure for the emails and website. Typically via something like FTP. However, the main issue is if your email users will translate over to the mail server that is being used in the cPanel system. If you're on a Exchange server, then this most likely won't work. The website files are easy enough, since you just need to identify the document root being used by the cPanel system you are moving to, then copy the website files into the correct location. cPanel uses a mail folder where all of the account information and email is saved. It's unfortunate, but you may need to create the mail users per account and then transfer the mail through a POP account or by forwarding emails to each account. Automating the issue may be possible, but may require custom programming, which we do not provide with our services.

I hope this helps to clarify the issue. The email issue can be a large task depending on the systems that you are trying migrate from. If you have any further questions or comments, please let us know.

Arnel C.
n/a Points
2015-01-21 11:13 pm

You talked about email and website, but you didn't talk about what I asked.  How do I enter the add-on domain so I can set up DNS on your system.  The remote system is not cpanel so I can't use the cpanel transfer feature.  I just need to set up the add-on domain.  I can't set up any of the email accounts, etc., until I have a domain set up.  How do I add the new domain while the registrar points at the other hosting company's nameservers.  Once I have things set up, I'll update DNS at the registrar (TTL values have been shortened) and everything will "switch" with minimal propogation delays.  The only question I have is "how do I get cpanel to allow me to add on a domain with nameservers pointing elsewhere?".  Or how do disable the cpanel nameserver test. 



20,799 Points
2015-01-22 11:07 am
Hello Derek,

Sorry for the confusion. You can create any ADD-ON domain as long as it doesn't have any DNS already setup on our servers. You can then use the advanced DNS editor to edit the DNS. Please understand that anything you do here won't be available on the internet until the domain's name servers are pointing to our servers.

I double-checked it by creating a domain name and then used the Advanced DNS editor in the cPanel to edit the DNS settings. If you are a customer, please provide us some account information and we can verify it on your account. If you require further assistance, please provide this information.

Arnel C.
n/a Points
2015-01-31 5:35 pm
seems pretty on point
n/a Points
2015-02-19 1:41 am

how to add anoter domain in our site .please send full description in my mail id 

sunny kumar

12,753 Points
2015-02-19 1:03 pm
Hello Sunny,

Thank you for contacting us. The guide above walks you through the setup process.

Did you attempt to follow the above guide? Did you have any trouble?

Thank you,

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