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How to Create an Addon Domain: A Detailed Tutorial for cPanel Users

In this comprehensive tutorial, we will walk you through the process of setting up an addon domain using your cPanel interface provided by Domain India. Before diving in, please make sure that your domain is registered through a valid domain registrar and that you've updated the name servers to align with your hosting account at Domain India.

Prerequisites:

  • Registered domain name with updated name servers
  • A hosting account with Domain India
  • cPanel access credentials

Step 1: Log in to Your cPanel

  1. Navigate to your cPanel URL, generally formatted as https://yourdomain.com:2083 or http://yourdomain.com/cpanel.
  2. Log in using your credentials.
  3. In the cPanel dashboard, locate the "Domains" section and click on "Addon Domains."

Step 2: Complete the Domain Setup

cPanel requires information in three distinct fields to create an addon domain:

  1. New Domain Name: Enter the new domain name you wish to add, excluding the 'www' prefix (e.g., newdomain.com).

  2. Username/directory/subdomain Name: cPanel will automatically suggest a folder name based on your domain name. This folder will be a subdirectory within your primary account's public_html folder. Make sure this name doesn't conflict with existing folders to prevent data integrity issues.

  3. Password: Set a strong password to secure the newly created directory.

Step 3: Finalize the Setup

Click on the "Add Domain" button. Upon successful validation, cPanel will create the addon domain and set up its corresponding folder and FTP account.

Deep Dive: Understanding Addon Domains

  • Automated Directory Creation: cPanel usually suggests and creates a directory, which you can customize during setup.

  • FTP Accounts: An FTP account is automatically generated for the addon domain, facilitating easier file uploads to the new directory.

  • Password Management: To change the addon domain password, navigate to the "FTP Manager" within cPanel.

  • Statistics: Use the "Subdomain Stats" section to monitor the addon domain's performance metrics.

Addon Domain URLs

Your addon domain can be accessed through multiple URLs:

  • Addon Domain: http://addondomain.com/
  • Subdomain: http://addondomain.primarydomain.com/
  • Subfolder: http://primarydomain.com/addondomain.com/

Important: Ensure that you've set the correct name servers specific to your Domain India hosting account before adding an addon domain.

Need More Help?

For advanced issues or technical difficulties, feel free to consult Domain India's Knowledgebase or submit a support ticket.

You can also check out our YouTube channel for video tutorials on cPanel and more: Domain India YouTube Channel.


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