What is an add-on domain and how do I add one?

Updated 8 months ago by Josselyn Rodriguez

What is an add-on domain?

An add-on domain is a fully functional domain that can be created from within your control panel. Think of it as having multiple hosting packages that all share the same control panel. You can create email addresses, forwarders and more—the same way you do for your primary domain on the account. The only difference is that the files share the same control panel and server.

How does an add-on domain work?

When creating an add-on domain, three things happen:

  • a folder is created in the public_html directory
  • a subdomain is created for the primary domain and attached to the new folder
  • the new domain name is associated with the subdomain

For example, if you have the primary domain example.com and you assign the add-on domain example123.com to the folder "example123," the following URLs would be correct:

  • example.com/123
  • example123.example.com
  • example123.com

​All three of these paths would access the same directory and show the same website. For visitors going to ​example123.com, there is no evidence that they are being routed through ​example123.example.com.

What plans support add-on domains?

For our Linux customers, our Express and Enhanced plans will allow you to host 10 and unlimited add-on domains, respectively. For our Windows customers, add-on domains cost $5/month/domain

Please note that add-on domains need to be registered and point to our server in order to function.

Having trouble? Contact us and our team will be happy to assist you.


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