How To Create A Domain Alias In cPanel

Domain aliases are domains that you own, but which do not contain any content.

Instead, they point to the contents of another domain or subdomain on your account.

This is useful, for example, to hold a domain that you will later sell, or to redirect traffic to another domain.

The difference between addon and alias domains.

 

Characteristic Addon domains Alias domains
The main domain appears in the address bar. Yes No
The domain uses the following Apache directive: VirtualHost ServerAlias
The domain uses separate logs. Yes No
The domain uses separate stats. Yes No
The system treats the domain as a subdomain (other than the URL). Yes No
This type of domain is ideal for multiple domains that share the same address. No Yes

 

To add a domain alias, enter the domain name in the text box and click Add Domain.

To open the alias domain’s home directory with the File Manager interface (cPanel >> Home >> Files >> File Manager), click the link that corresponds to that alias under the Domain Root column of the Remove Aliases table.

When you create an addon domain, parked domain, subdomain, or main domain, the system will attempt to automatically secure that domain with the best-available existing certificate.

If no certificate exists, the system will generate a self-signed certificate to secure the new domain.

If AutoSSL is enabled for the account that owns the new domain, the system will add a request for an AutoSSL certificate to secure the new domain and install it when available.

 

  • cPanel, Domain Alias
  • 1 Users Found This Useful
Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

How To View Your CPU Usage & Concurrent Connection In cPanel

When a customer hits limits, appropriate faults along with server processes snapshot are...

How To Manage Your File In cPanel With SFTP

First, ensure that you have installed an FTP client on your local machine before you download and...

How To Use SCP For cPanel File Management

SCP (Secure copy protocol) is a means based on the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol that you can use...

How To Locate Your cPanel Username & Password

In cPanel, cPanel users can access the cPanel interface via port:2083 or using a service domain...

What To Know About Changing Your cPanel Username

Can I change cPanel Username? We sometimes do get this question from some customers. Yes. You...