Adding an Add-on Domain in cPanel
In this tutorial:
Your 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.
Here 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
- Once you are logged into your cPanel account, select "Addon Domain" under the "Domains" section:
- 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.
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.
Enter the above password again to ensure you are typing it correctly.
- Once you are finished filling in the details, select the "Add Domain" button.
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.
- Simply click on the "Add on Domains" icon within cPanel.
- Now, scroll down and find the list of addon domains.
- Next to the addon domain you want to select "remove" and you can remove the add-on domain.
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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2015-04-30 5:47 am
I don't get the success message when I try to add a second domain. My error message reads "The domain already exists in the Apache configuration".
And yet I don't see this domain in the list of addon domains when I visit this area. ???My primary domain is chronicles******.com, and I would like to addon affordabl********.com.
2015-04-30 1:32 pm
Thank you for contacting us. I checked your cPanel, and see "affordablyna*****.com" listed as an Addon domain.
Are you still having trouble?
2015-05-01 7:11 am
Yes, I've figured it out now.... had to remove the WP installations and re-import the files. Everything's working now :-) Thanks for writing!
2015-05-16 10:04 am
Once I add a domain to my account do I go about setting up the new web site like I did fo my primary domain? For example, pick a WP theme, install it and begin to build your site?
2015-05-18 2:50 pm
You simply install WordPress to the new domain name. It will be located in a dropdown on the Install Form.
2015-05-19 7:01 pm
My domain is with domain.com and my hosting is with someone else.
Do I need to change my nameservers on domain.com? or leave them as they are by default?
2015-05-21 9:47 am
The name servers of your domain should be changed to InMotion's name servers if you want the DNS to be handled automatically for you. Otherwise, you will need to make several record changes in your DNS to point web and mail services to InMotion. The default name servers for InMotion Hosting are ns.inmotionhosting.com and ns2.inmotionhosting.com.
I hope this helps to answer your question, please let us know if you require any further assistance.
2015-05-23 5:18 am
I have added an Addon Domain called acc.org to mu cPanel. If i type in the URL bar "http://acc.org" all is fine. when i simply type "www.acc.org" I get an error message....anyone help with this?
2015-05-26 10:44 am
When I try to go to http://acc.org it automatically redirects to www.acc.org. Can you please let us know if the problem has been resolved or provide a url that is currently not working?