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.