cPanel add new domain

How to add a new domain in cPanel

Adding a new domain in cPanel is pretty easy, in Addon Domains > Create an Addon domain.

When having a website hosting at one provided, and a  domain name‌  registered at another provider – for example or – it is necessary to add the  domain name‌  to the list of Addon Domains (or external domains), in order to have requests from that URL addressed to defined hosting.

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In below example,  domain name‌ have been registered at, while web hosting is provided by the excellent ex2 hosting.

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How to add new domain in cPanel

In the cPanel administration interface, open the Addon Domains menu. There, fill in the new domain name, subdomain, and document root - for example, all with the name of the domain to add, like

And that's all ! The new addon domain should now appear in the list, and it can there be modified if necessary.

Simply test it by creating a web page, for example an index.html, with a link to a target website, upload it via FTP with FileZilla or another FTP client, like below for

What is an external domain

An external domain is a  domain name‌  that is not managed by the same registrar than the website hosting service.

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