How to Create an Addon Domain in cPanel


This article provides a guide for creating an Addon Domain in cPanel. 

Requirements for Addon Domain Creation

Steps to Create Addon Domain

To create an addon domain login to your cPanel and click "Addon Domains" under Domains.

There are three fields cPanel asks for when creating an addon domain.

  1. "New Domain Name:" You will put in the newdomain.com do not put www in the name!
  2. "Username/directory/subdomain Name:" Note: folder should not already exist.
  3. "Password:" fill in any password you want here

Additional Facts about Addon Domains

Addon domains are handled like subdomains in the file directory, but browsers will treat them as separate domains.

When you setup an addon domain, you enter the domain name (without www.) and the system will automatically suggest an appropriate folder and will create that folder so don't make the folder first.

You can enter any password you like.  It doesn't have to be the same as the main domain.

You don't need to create a subdomain for the addon domain. This process is handled by the server.

An FTP account is created for the addon domain so when you FTP using that FTP account it will direct you to the created folder for that addon and that's where you will upload the addon site.

If you need to change the password for the addon you do it through the FTP manager.

To view stats for the addon, you look under subdomain stats.

You will setup emails for the addon domain in the main cPanel.

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