What Is An Addon Domain? How To Add And Set FTP Account In Cpanel

What Is An Addon Domain
What Is An Addon Domain

Depending Upon your Hosting Plain, You can add an unlimited number of a domain or certain amount of domain in your Cpanel Under Addon Domain Option.

Different Cpanel has a different look (theme) but the process of addon domain in a Cpanel is remain same. You can change your Cpanel theme In your Profile setting Under Style Change.

This is how my Cpanel look,

Dfault cpanel look
  • Click On Your Profile ( a name that you selected for your CPanel) and then click on Style Change.
  • and select which theme you want for your Cpanel.
Select Cpanel Theme in profile
Select Cpanel Theme
  • Now click on Apply and your Cpanel look is changed.
New Cpanel Theme
New Cpanel Theme
  • You can again, change your Cpanel look by clicking on Your Profile again.

Now, In this To Tutorial, we will cover, whats is an Addon Domain, How we can add a domain in Cpanel and also set an FTP account for the domain in Cpanel.

What is an Addon Domain?

According To Hostgator

An addon domain is a fully functional domain that can be created from within your control panel. Think of it as having multiple hosting packages all sharing the same control panel. You can give them email addresses, forwarders, and more the same way you do for your main domain on the account.

The addon domain will be shown in your Primary Domain (according to your path setting). These 3 things happen when you create an addon Domain.

  1. a folder is created in the ‘public_html’ directory
  2. a subdomain is created for the primary domain and attached to the new folder
  3. the new domain name is associated with the subdomain

For example,

If the primary domain was ‘example.com’ and you assign the Addon Domain ‘abc.com’ to the folder ‘abc’, the following routes (URLs) would be true:

  • example.com/abc
  • abc.example.com
  • abc.com

This all happens automatically when an Addon domain is assigned to an account.

How To Add Domain In The Cpanel

The  Addon Domain Process is very easy, You just have to Find Addon Domain Option and enter the Domain name. All the other Box are automatically filled by the Computer.

  • Login your Cpanel as an Admin and then found the Domain Tab option.
  • Now Click on Add Domain Under Domain Tab.
Small Orange CPanel look
  • Enter the Name of the Domain in the “New Domain Name” Box.
  •  “Subdomain and Document Root” Box are Automatically filled by the Computer. but, if you want to change the Subdomain and Document Root Folder you can.
Add Domain in addon domain
Add Domain

Note: – Make User your adding domain in “public_html/” folder. Otherwise you not able to upload theme and Plugin through WordPress.

Subdomain: – It is used when you Create Subdomain. For example, abc.eyecandyqatar.com

Document Root: – It is a location, where you want to create folder of your new domain or want to install the WordPress.

  • Now hit the Add Domain button.
Domain Added To small Orange cpanel
Domain Added To Cpanel

Note: – Wait for few minutes, It’s a long process.

  • Your domain is added to the Cpanel successfully.

Now, Open your File Manager to check, your website folder name created or not in the Cpanel.

Check New Domain in file manager
Check New Domain

Remove And Modify Addon Domain

If you already Added the domain and now you want to remove or Modify addon domain. You can it under Modify Addon Domain Section.

  • Click on Addon Domain under domain Tab and then find modify addon domain option.
Modify Addon DOmain in cpanel
Modify Addon Domain

Here you can delete your domain from CPanel by clicking on Remove.

Note: –  After changing the Path, you have to move all the file from old folder to new folder (old path to new path).

How To SetUp FTP Account For Domain.

FTP account provides Direct assess to your main Root folder. You can Edit, Add, Delete a file in your the file manager with FTP account Without Login your Cpanel.

You can Enable the FTP Account for your website, During adding the new Domain in addon Domain Tab.

  • Tick the box and set username and password for FTP account.
Create FTP Account in cpanel for domain
Create FTP Account

But if you skip the step, then you can SetUp FTP Account in Cpanel under File section.

  • Login Your Cpanel and then click on FTP account Option.
FTP account option in cpanel
FTP account
  • Enter Login name and select website, for which you want to Setup FTP account.
  • Set password and select Quote unlimited.
Add FTP account for new domain in cpanel
Add FTP account

Note: – Your uploaded file are going to the harvindersingh folder. You can change your path according to your test.

  • Now, after that click on create FTP Account button.
  • Your FTP account is ready you can also modify FTP account setting.
FTP Account created in cpanel
FTP Account created
  • Now, Check your file manager.
  • You have a new folder with name harvindersingh (according to your login name).
FTP Folder In file Manger in cpanel
FTP Folder In file Manger

Your FTP account is Ready. Now the Question, How can I use FTP account?

  • Click on Configure FTP client and
  • check your username, server name, and port.
Download File Zilla

Download FTP fo client and install it on your Computer. Open your File Zilla and enter a username, server name, and password.

FIlse Zilla software
FIlse Zilla

Left side is your Computer Desktop and Right side is your Cpanel Folder that you created.

Just Drag File From left to right to upload File.

Here is a vIdeo Tutorial for addon domain.


Quick Recap

  1. Login your Cpanel and find Addon Domain Option Under Domain Tab.
  2. Enter Domain and Set FTP account for the domain.
  3. Check, your domain name folder created or not in the File manager.
  4. If you want to change the setting you can do Under Modify Addon Domain option.

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