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How to create an add-on domain

Added domains are separate websites that use the space and bandwidth available to the main domain. This tutorial will assume that you are already logged into your cPanel. If you are having problems doing that or don't know how, please view the tutorial named: How to log into cPanel.

On your cPanel main page scroll down to the section called domains and click on the addon domains link to load the add-on screen. In the first box enter the new domain name. In the next box named subdomain/FTP username enter the directory name in your main account where this new domain will be pointing. Enter a password then re-enter it and click the Add Domain button.

This takes you to the verification screen which will confirm that your new add-on domain has been created. For example, your domain is mydomain.com and you create an add-on called sample123.com. The website files should be uploaded to the mydomain.com/sample123 directory.

An FTP account will have been created for this add-on domain. Click the home link in the upper left hand corner, scroll down and click the FTP accounts link in the files section. Scroll down the page and in the account management section you will find your new add-on domain listed.

To remove an add-on domain, click the remove button in the modify add-on domain section. This will take you to a confirmation screen. Click yes and the domain will be removed as will the FTP account created for it.

You can now click the home link in the upper left corner and return to the main cPanel page or to exit cPanel use the logout link in the upper right corner. Remember, if you are using a public computer, ALWAYS logout of cPanel before closing.

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