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 gandi.net or godaddy.com – 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.
In below example, domain name lifetravelsv.com have been registered at gandi.net, while web hosting is provided by the excellent ex2 hosting.
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 lifetravelsv.com.
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 wcifly.com.
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.