Create an Addon Domain
Jun 15, 2015
An Addon Domain is a web address that you add to your hosting account through cPanel. It is a fully functional domain. In addition to hosting a totally separate website from your main domain, you can send and receive email, forwarders, and more. A hosting account with 1GB of storage space is generally good for two or three WordPress websites. ( Eventually, if you add lots of pictures, movies and stuff, you may need more storage. )
When you create an Addon Domain, all of the necessary records for the internet to hook the domain name to your server will be generated. And, cPanel will create a subfolder on your server where you can store files associated with the domain.
To add another website that uses cPanel addon domains:
- login to cPanel
- go to the Domains section
- click into “Addon Domains”
- enter the domain name that you would like your second website to use
- install WordPress with softaculous or upload your WordPress files via the file manager or FTP into the new folder/domain!
An Addon Domain is different than a subdomain because a subdomain adds a prefix to your main domain. A subdomain looks like subsite.mainsite.com.