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How To Add An Addon Domain In cPanel

Setting Up Add-On Domains In cPanel

cPanel has a feature called add-on domains, which allows you to create a separate file structure for additional domains.

This can be a very cost effective way to provide hosting to more than one of your websites.

The main downside is that all domains share a common cPanel.

This means, if you're setting up hosting for someone besides yourself, you can only give them "master access" to the cPanel.  As of now, cPanel doesn't allow the creation of multiple admin users.

Additionally, if you're using a content management system (CMS) such as WordPress, it's VERY important to keep everything updated such as the core files, themes, and plugins.

However, if you're using this for your own use, and plan on keeping everything updated and safe, you can easily add another domain with the following steps:

How To Add An Add-On Domain In cPanel

  1. Login to cPanel
  2. Click on Add-on Domains
  3. Enter the New Domain Name (the subdomain and document root will automatically populate)
  4. Click Add Domain
  5. Set the domain's name servers to the same for your hosting account (found inside the Sunshine Tech and Media client portal)
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