How to add an addon domain

What is an Addon Domain?

An addon domain name is a fully functional tên miền that can be created from within your control panel. This addon tên miền is a new, unique website hosted in a new folder on your tài khoản so that you can host several domains from one control panel. You can give sầu an addon domain name email addresses, forwarders, và more the same way as a primary (main) domain name on the account.

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When you create an Addon domain name, 3 things happen:

A folder is created in the 'public_html' directoryA subdomain name is created for the primary domain and attached to the new folderThe new domain name name is associated with the subdomain

For example, if the primary domain was '' và you assign the Addon Domain '' khổng lồ the thư mục '123', the following routes (URLs) would be true:

All three of these paths would access the same directory and show the same website. However, in concern to your website's viewers going khổng lồ, there is no evidence that they are being routed through, & everything will function as normal.

This all happens automatically when an Addon domain is assigned lớn an account; there is no need for further action necessary other than loading nội dung inkhổng lồ the addon tên miền folder.

Additionally, for those still concerned with being active, there is a method in which you can disable the route from accessing the site without disturbing the route. This can be found in our knowledge base article: Restrict subdomain name access lớn addon domains.

What is a Parked Domain?

A parked domain is an alias of your primary tên miền — it points to the same website as your primary domain. Multiple domains, same trang web.

 For example, if is your main website, you can purchase & assign it as a parked domain name. If a visitor were lớn go khổng lồ, they would see the same website as if they had typed

In other words, both primarydomain and will point khổng lồ the same webpage, "index.htm."

What is a Subdomain?

A subdomain name is a prefix added to your original tên miền name, lượt thích a domain name within a domain name, usually following the form subdomain They behave very similar to an addon domain name và are often created khổng lồ separate your website's different sections, such as or

You can create a subdomain name from Domains > Subdomains > Add Subdomain within your account as shown below:


Enter your desired subtên miền in box 1, then choose one of your Domain Names from the drop-down danh mục. Next, enter the Document Root in box 3 (this is the thư mục that contains the trang web you want lớn show). We recommkết thúc that you use the same name for this thư mục as your subdomain. Lastly, clichồng the Add subtên miền button.


To know more about this, please see the article:What Is A Subtên miền And How Does It Work? How To Create A Subdomain name.

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What is a Primary Domain?

A primary domain name is the main domain your tài khoản is primarily associated with or is named after. Usually, this is the very first domain name that you used in your tài khoản. It's also the tên miền that you use khổng lồ log into your hosting tài khoản. 

You may rename your account's primary domain in several instances. A rename in most cases is only a cosmetic change to lớn which domain name cPanel shows in the top toolbar. The difference between the Primary domain name and an Addon domain's functionality only has to vị with the organization of their files; A primary tên miền doesn’t have sầu any additional benefits over a parked or addon domain. To know more about this process, please read How To Change Your Primary Domain.

What is an Unassigned Domain?

Note: Domains can be assigned & unassigned from the Domain Manager. The steps for accessing the Domain Manager will vary depending on which type of tài khoản you have sầu.


Changing a Domain's Assignment

You may change your domain's assignment as you please by:

Cliông chồng on the Domains tab in the left-hvà side menu.
Look for the domain name you want to lớn assign và cliông chồng on the arrow down ▼ button next to Manage.
And hit on Assign.You will be redirected lớn a page wherein you can choose whether lớn make the domain name an Addon, Parked, or an Unassigned tên miền.

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Don't forget khổng lồ cliông chồng on the Assign this Domain 
button in the lower right corner once you're done.

To learn more about this process, please refer to this article, How To Assign A Domain Name - A Record, Name Servers, HTML Page.

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