For cPanel & WHM version 11.52
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Addon domains allow you to control multiple domains from a single account. An addon domain links a new domain name to a subdirectory of your account's
public_html (document root) directory, and then stores its files in that subdirectory.
Your hosting provider can enable addon domains in WHM'sinterface (Home >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings).
To create an addon domain, perform the following steps:
Enter the new addon domain's name in the New Domain Name text box.
When you enter the domain name, cPanel automatically populates the Subdomain or FTP Username text box. To create multiple addon domains with the same username and different extensions (such as
example.net), manually enter a unique username in the Subdomain or FTP Username text box.
0indicates a weak password, while
100indicates a very secure password.
Click Add Domain.
When you create an addon domain in the cPanel interface, the system automatically creates a subdomain. To alter or delete the subdomain after you create it, you may alter or delete the information that the addon domain's website displays.
To add files to the addon domain’s home directory, click File Manager.
The system stores and displays the addon domain's traffic statistics as part of the subdomain's traffic statistics.
To modify the document root for an addon domain, perform the following steps:
To disable or enable redirection of an addon domain, perform the following steps:
To remove an addon domain, perform the following steps:
In the following examples:
old_accountrepresents the cPanel account from which you wish to move the addon domain's email account or accounts.
new_accountrepresents the cPanel account to which you wish to move the addon domain's email account or accounts.
domain_namerepresents the addon domain's name.
email_accountrepresents the name of the addon domain's email account that you wish to move.
You can create email accounts for addon domains. To learn how to set up an email account for an addon domain, read our Email Accounts documentation.
When you remove the addon domain, its email accounts will no longer appear in the cPanel interface. However, the contents for this email account still exist in the
/scripts/addpopscript to manually add new email accounts.
To move one email account under a domain, you can run the following command:
After you run this command, the system creates the
To move all the email accounts under a domain, run the following command:
After you move the files, run the following command to change the ownership of the new account:
Verify ownership of the email account after you move it.
To search the list of addon domains, perform the following steps:
The interface lists results that match your search criteria.
|Characteristic||Addon domains||Parked domains|
|The main domain appears in the address bar.||Yes||No|
|The domain uses the following Apache directive:||VirtualHost||ServerAlias|
|The domain uses separate logs.||Yes||No|
|The domain uses separate stats.||Yes||No|
|The system treats the domain as a subdomain (other than the URL).||Yes||No|
|This type of domain is ideal for multiple domains that share the same address.||No||Yes|