Enable or disable domain alias redirection
To enable or disable redirection of a domain alias, perform the following steps:
- Click Manage Redirection for the domain alias that you wish to manage.
- To redirect the domain, enter the link to which you wish to redirect the domain alias in the text box.
- Click Save. To disable the redirection, click Disable Redirection.
- We strongly recommend that you create a full account backup before you perform this action.
- This action only removes the domain alias, its
vhostentries, and its DNS entries. The system retains the alias's directory contents.
To remove an existing domain alias, perform the following steps:
- Click Remove for the alias that you wish to remove.
- Click Yes to confirm that you wish to remove the domain alias. To retain the domain alias, click No.
To search through the list of domain aliases, enter the search criteria in the Search text box and click Go. Results that match your search criteria will populate the table.
Domain alias email accounts
To add new email accounts, use cPanel's Email Accounts interface (Home >> Email >> Email Accounts), or run the
/scripts/addpop script from the command line.
To move one email account under a domain, run the following command:
When you run this command, the system creates the
To move all of the email accounts under a domain, run the following command:
After you move the files, change the new account's ownership with the following command:
Make certain that you verify ownership of the email account after you move it.
If you remove the domain alias, its email accounts will no longer appear in cPanel's Email Accounts interface (Home >> Email >> Email Accounts). However, the email accounts' contents still exist in the mail folder of the user's
- If you add the domain again, to the same account as the primary domain, an addon domain, or an alias, the email accounts reappear in the interface.
- If you change the account’s primary domain name to the un-aliased domain name, the email accounts reappear in the interface.
- You or your hosting provider can perform this action in WHM’s Modify an Account interface (Home >> Account Functions >> Modify an Account).
- When you perform this action, the former primary domain name’s mailboxes will not appear in cPanel's Email Accounts interface (Home >> Email >> Email Accounts). However, the files will still exist.
If you move the domain to a different account, you must add the email accounts manually and move the contents of the email accounts manually.
The email accounts must follow the same name and domain formats that they previously followed.
Addon vs. alias domains
|Characteristic||Addon domains||Alias 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|