Adding a domain to cPanel can be a bit confusing for those who are new to the process, but it is a simple task that can be done with just a few steps. In this blog post, we will walk you through the process of adding a domain to cPanel.
Step 1: Log into your cPanel account to begin, you will need to log into your cPanel account. You can also do this through your client area. This can typically be done by visiting your website's URL followed by "/cPanel" (e.g. "www.example.com/cpanel"). You will then be prompted to enter your cPanel username and password.
Step 2: Navigate to the "Domains" section Once you have logged in, you will be taken to the cPanel dashboard. Navigate to the "Domains" section by clicking on the appropriate link in the main navigation menu. This will take you to the domain management page where you can view, register, transfer and manage your domains.
Step 3: Add a new domain on the domain management page, you will see a button labeled "Addon Domains" or "Add a Domain", click on it. This will open a new page where you can enter the details of the domain you want to add. In the "New Domain Name" field, enter the name of the domain you want to add (e.g. "example.com"). In the "Subdomain/FTP Username" field, enter a unique name for the subdomain or FTP username (e.g. "example"). In the "Document Root" field, enter the directory where you want to store the files for the new domain (e.g. "public_html/example").
Step 4: Configure DNS Once you have entered the domain details, click on the "Add Domain" button. cPanel will then create the necessary DNS records for the new domain. You will need to configure DNS for the new domain with your registrar. This can be done by adding an A record that points to the IP address of your server and a CNAME record those points to the subdomain (e.g. "example.example.com").
Step 5: Create a new email address After adding the domain, you may want to create a new email address for the domain. Go to the Email section of cPanel and click on "Email Accounts" and create an email address with the domain you just added (e.g. "[email protected]").
Step 6: Upload your files Once the DNS records have propagated, you can upload your files for the new domain to the directory you specified in step 3. You can do this by using an FTP client or the built-in File Manager in cPanel.
Step 7: Test your new domain to test your new domain, you can simply type the domain name in your web browser and see if it loads correctly. If it does, congratulations! You have successfully added a new domain to cPanel.
In conclusion, adding a domain to cPanel is a straightforward process that can be done with just a few steps. By following the above instructions, you will be able to add a new domain to cPanel and start using it for your website or email. Remember to configure DNS for the new domain with your registrar, and to create a new email address for the domain in cPanel. Additionally, it's important to check that the new domain is pointing to the correct IP address and that the files are uploaded to the correct directory, to ensure a smooth setup.