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How to Use cPanel Domains Tool

The Domains tool is the one-stop tool to create and manage all the domains, subdomains, addon domains and aliases in your cPanel account. This article shows you how to work with all the features.

Log in to cPanel.

If you do not know how to log in to your cPanel account, please see this article.

Click on the Domains tool.

On the first page of the Domains tool is the list of all the domains. The Search box can be used to find a domain when the list of domains is long.

The domains list includes two action links that allow management of existing domains. Click the Manage link to go to the management page or click the Create Email link to go to the Create an Email Account page.

Manage

Click the Manage link at the right of a domain to open the management page.

The management page includes options to change the document root for the domain and to delete the domain. (The primary domain cannot be deleted.)

To change the document root for a domain, enter the new document root in the New Document Root text box and then click the Update button.

The delete the domain, click the Remove Domain button and then click the Yes, remove this domain confirmation button that appears automatically.

The management page also includes handy links to Create an Email Address, Create a Site with Site Publisher, Modify the Zones and Modify the Redirects.

Create addon domains

Click the Create a New Domain button to open the Create a New Domain page.

To create an addon domain:

  1. In the Domain text box, enter the name of the domain to be added.
  2. Uncheck the Share document root checkbox.
  3. In the Document Root text box, enter the desired document root or use the one suggested by cPanel.
  4. In the Subdomain text box, enter a subdomain to identify the new addon domain or use the one suggested by cPanel.
  5. Click the Submit button or click the Submit and Create Another button if more than one addon domain will be created .

Create subdomains

Click the Create a New Domain button to open the Create a New Domain page.

To create a subdomain:

  1. In the Domain text box, enter the name of the subdomain to be added.
  2. Uncheck the Share document root checkbox.
  3. In the Document Root text box, enter the desired document root or use the one suggested by cPanel.
  4. Click the Submit button or click the Submit and Create Another button if more than one subdomain will be created .

Create Aliases

Click the Create a New Domain button to open the Create a New Domain page.

Aliases (which were referred to as Parked Domains in older versions of cPanel) are often used to reserve or “hold” a domain name that does not have an associated web site. 

To create an alias:

  1. In the Domain text box, enter the name of the alias to be added.
  2. Check the Share document root checkbox.
  3. Click the Submit button or click the Submit and Create Another button if more than one alias will be created .