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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
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.

Please help?

17,726 Points
2015-04-30 1:32 pm
Hello Kasey,

Thank you for contacting us. I checked your cPanel, and see "affordablyna*****.com" listed as an Addon domain.

Are you still having trouble?

Thank you,
n/a Points
2015-05-01 7:11 am

Hi John-Paul!

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!

n/a Points
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?


Thanks, Jim

29,167 Points
2015-05-18 2:50 pm
Hello Jim,

You simply install WordPress to the new domain name. It will be located in a dropdown on the Install Form.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2015-05-19 7:01 pm



My domain is with and my hosting is with someone else.

Do I need to change my nameservers on or leave them as they are by default?

many thanks

26,238 Points
2015-05-21 9:47 am
Hello Leon,

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 and

I hope this helps to answer your question, please let us know if you require any further assistance.

Arnel C.
n/a Points
2015-05-23 5:18 am

I have added an Addon Domain called to mu cPanel. If i type in the URL bar "" all is fine. when i simply type "" I get an error message....anyone help with this?

5,224 Points
2015-05-26 10:44 am
Hello Darren,

When I try to go to it automatically redirects to Can you please let us know if the problem has been resolved or provide a url that is currently not working?

Best Regards,
TJ Edens
2015-06-03 2:59 pm
I feel like I'm missing something simple... After setting up an add-on domain, I seem to be running into an issue where (desired) can also be viewed at the URL (undesired) and can also be viewed at, etc. How do I fix that?

2015-06-03 3:25 pm
Sorry... it seems like no matter how I try, I can never find/figure out an issue until *after* I've posted, and then I stumble across it! I think I've got this sorted by setting up 301 redirects in cPanel specifying: redirects to "Redirect with or without www" + "Wildcard Redirect"
I could swear I'd already tried that, but perhaps left out an important "/" somewhere or something.

26,238 Points
2015-06-04 10:40 am
Hello Jbartlett,

The re-direct is definitely the way to go. Check out setting up a 301 redirect for information on how to create a re-direct without using the cPanel. You an also request a change of the document root so that the primary domain is in a separate folder UNDER the public_HTML folder. This prevent others from accessing the URL, the way your'e implying.

I hope this helps to answer your question, please let us know if you require any further assistance.

Arnel C.
n/a Points
2015-06-10 8:26 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. ???I have My primary domain and I would like to addon other

Please help?

26,238 Points
2015-06-11 3:38 am
Hello Michael,

Sorry for the frustration, but we would need to know what domain name you're trying to add in order to determine why you're seeing the error. Please provide more information and we would be happy to help.

Arnel C.
n/a Points
2015-07-08 11:45 pm

Hello everyone,


I have 1 questions regarding the addition of a new domain:

I bought a 2 years Power Plan (~ $161). I already added 2 new domains on this Power Plan account (each domain costing ~ $15). How many new domains can I add to my Power Plan? 2? 5? More?


Thank you in advacne for your support!



17,726 Points
2015-07-09 12:40 pm
Hello Andre,

Thank you for contacting us. A Power Plan can have up to 6 total domains on 1 account. Here is a link to our comparison chart, which lists your specifications.

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

Thank you,
n/a Points
2015-07-22 11:21 am

Hi there,

I recently set up an add-on domain to my account. Does the new domain get its own C-Panel or is that only for the primary domain? I have waited for over the 24-hour propagation time for my add-on domain and I haven't seen one for it. I ask because later I will be moving my website to the Inmotion server and want to add email and some PHP features to it later. I just didn't know if I'm missing something or what. So if someone could clarify this, I would greatly appreciate it.


26,238 Points
2015-07-22 11:41 am
Hello Heather,

Thanks for the question. The only time that creating an account grants another cPanel is when you create separate accounts on a VPS or Dedicated server. Using an ADD-ON domain does not allow you have a separate cPanel for that account. You can create separate emails, once the domain is pointing to us and you have made it into an add-on domain.

I hope this helps to answer your question, please let us know if you require any further assistance.

Arnel C.

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