When you start building your website, you may come across references to “addon domains”. Before getting into addon domain setup, let’s first take a look at exactly what they are.
What are Addon Domains?
Addon domains are domains that can be created in the control panel (such as cPanel) of your hosting provider. It is basically multiple hosting packages under one control panel. You can create forwarding rules, emails, and pretty much everything you do with your primary domain.
Addon domains are great if you want an additional website that is not your primary domain but similar.
How to Setup an Addon Domain on Bluehost
1. Log into your Bluehost cPanel.
2. Click on Domains in the menu.
3. Click on ‘Assign a domain to your cPanel account.’
4. Select the option to ‘Use a domain that is not already associated with your account.’
5. Verify that you own the domain name you want to add by either updating your Name Servers to ns1.BlueHost.com and ns2. BlueHost.com, or by using your EPP code.
6. Next, you’ll be asked how you want to assign the domain. Choose the ‘Addon Domain’ option.
7. Once that’s done you’ll need to assign where you want your new domain to point to. For a whole new site, you’ll need to choose ‘Create a new directory’.
8. Finally, create a subdomain to your main domain. Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean that visitors won’t be able to access your new domain directly!
9. Click ‘Add Domain’ at the bottom of the page.
That’s it! You’ve just created your first addon domain. Good luck with your new site!
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