What is an Addon Domain?
An Addon Domain is similar to a subdomain and created in much the same
way. An Addon Domain has its own file path, location, and file set that
can be used to store a web site, images, documents or anything you want.
It is almost like having your own web space for a different domain, but
is attached to your main user account. This allows for easier management
of the Addon Domain by being integrating and available from your main
user account's management system.
If you are adding an addon domain, you can use a current subdomain by
pointing the document root home to the same directory as the subdomain
is located in.
1. Enter the domain name you want to use
for the Addon Domain in the "New Domain Name" text box.
2. When you place the cursor in the "Subdomain/Ftp
Username" text box, cPanel automatically fills in the username and
"Document Root home" text boxes for you. You can modify these
to your specific needs, but generally the default entries created by the
system will work.
3. Enter any password you choose in the
"Password" text box. The password can be anything and does not
have to already exist.
4. Click on the "Add Domain!"
It may take a few minutes for the system to create your Addon Domain.
Please be patient and do not click on any buttons while the system is
5. The next page will state "ADDON_DOMAIN
has been created!" The page will also display a link to the File
Manager for you to manage the files for your new Addon Domain. Or you can click on the "Go Back"
button to view your Addon Domain information (Proceed to Step 6 below
to learn more).
6. When the page loads, you will see a
table with your newly created Addon Domain containing the following information,
split into five columns:
Domains - This entry will be the Addon Domain name you chose in
Step 1 above.
Root - This entry will be the "Document Root" path created
in Step 2 above.
- This entry will be the password you entered in Step 3 above.
- If you have setup a redirection on the Addon Domain you are viewing,
the "Redirection" column will state "redirected to PATH
- You have two choices:
Redirection - Click on this option to manage the redirection for the
- Click on this option to remove the Addon Domain from the system completely.
You will be able to FTP or upload/download
files directly to the location of your Addon Domain file set by using
the username and password combination you created in Steps 2 and 3 above.