Addon Domains

The cPanel Addon Domains feature allows you to manage multiple domains from a single hosting account.

An Addon Domain is a separate domain with unique content and domain name. Using Addon Domains allows you to host multiple websites on a single Web Hosting plan. These are treated as separate sites and should have unique themes and content.

An addon domain will be viewable one of the following ways, where addon is the addon domain you are adding an is the primary domain for the cPanel account:


Make an addon domain

To make an addon domain, perform the following steps:

Enter the recent addon domain’s name in the New Domain name text box. By entering the domain name, cPanel automatically occupies the Subdomain and Document root text boxes.

  1. Subdomain text - To create numerous addon domains with the same username and different attachments (for example, and, manually enter a unique username box.
  2. Document Root - To choose a document root directory other than the automatically populated value, manually enter the directory name in this text box.
  3. To create an FTP account for the new addon domain, select to create an FTP account associated with this Addon Domain checkbox.

SSL certificates

When you create an addon domain, parked domain, subdomain, or main domain, the system will attempt to automatically secure that domain with the applicable existing certificate.

    • If no certificate exists, the system will generate a self-signed certificate to secure the new domain.
    • If AutoSSL is enabled for the account that owns the new domain, the system will add a request for an AutoSSL certificate to secure the new domain and install it when it becomes available.

Subdomain creation

When you create an addon domain in the cPanel interface, the system automatically creates a subdomain. To alter or delete the subdomain after you create it, you may alter or delete the information that the addon domain’s website displays. The system stores and displays the addon domain’s traffic statistics as part of the subdomain’s traffic statistics.

Next steps

After by creating an addon domain, you would wish to perform the following actions:

  • To add files to the addon domain’s home directory, click File Manager
  • To create an email account on an addon domain, use cPanel’s Email Accounts interface (cPanel » Home » Email » Email Accounts).
  • To delete or migrate the contents of email accounts of an addon domain, need to follow steps in How to Migrate the Contents of Email Accounts in Addon Domains documentation.


Search addon domains

To search the list of addon domains, perform the following steps:

  1. Enter the search standards into the Search box.
  2. Click Go.

The interface lists outcomes that match your search list.

Modify the document root directory for an addon domain

To modify the document root directory for an addon domain, do the following steps:

  1. Click the edit icon () for the addon domain that you expect to manage in the Document root column.
  2. Enter the path to the addon domain’s new document root directory in the available text box. Note: You cannot use the following directories as a document root directory

    3.Click change

Enable or disable addon domain redirection

To disable or enable the redirection of an addon domain, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Manage Redirection for the addon domain that you desire to manage.
  2. To redirect the domain, enter the link to which you wish to redirect the addon domain.
  3. Click Save, or, to disable the redirection, click Disable Redirection.

Remove an addon domain

To remove an addon domain, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Remove for the addon domain that you wish to remove.
  2. Click Yes.




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