Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· steveniseki

setup an addon domain in cPanel

Just documenting this for when I need to create an addon domain.

<b>Addon domains</b>

An addon domain is a fully functional domain that can be created from within your control panel, allowing for multiple domains all sharing the same control panel.

When creating an Addon domain, three things happen:

  1. A folder is created in the public_html directory
  2. A subdomain is created for the primary domain and attached to the new folder</li>
  3. The new domain name is associated with the subdomain

<b>Creating a new addon domain</b>

Login to your cPanel and click addon Domains, under Domains. There are three fields cPanel asks for when creating an addon Domain.

  1. <b>New Domain Name:</b> Enter the new, but do not put http or www in the name
  2. <b>Username/directory/subdomain Name:</b> This is the folder cPanel creates in your public_html folder. cPanel will suggest the name for you
  3. <b>Password:</b> Fill in any password you want here. This password is used for an FTP account which is automatically created by cPanel