Adding Additional Domains to your Account

All TitanHost plans include the ability to add an unlimited number of additional domains to your account. You can easily add an "addon domain" to your account via cPanel.

Creating an Addon Domain

Start by logging into the cPanel associated with your account and going to the Addon Domain module (you can do this by searching for it or clicking it in the list of choices from the cPanel homepage). 

From here, you'll be taken to a page that allows you to add a new addon domain or view/edit existing addon domains (if any). When adding a domain, the two primary steps are entering the domain and then specifying which directory/folder the domain should point to.

Start by entering in your addon domain (without WWW or any other prefix) into the New Domain Name box. For instance, to add bazinga.com as an addon domain, simply enter bazinga.com into the input box. Once you have entered a value for the new domain name, the Subdomain field below will automatically fill in with a value. 

An addon domain is an additional domain that the system stores as a subdomain of your main site. So if the cPanel account's primary domain is titanhost.io, if the domain bazinga.com was added to that account, by default the domain would have a subdomain "alias" of bazinga.titanhost.io.

From here, specify a value for Document Root. Document root refers to the directory/folder that this domain points to in your account. The value you enter here depends on your specific use case, but there are some best practices to follow.

If the addon domain you're adding relates to a new WordPress installation that doesn't already exist, you should enter the domain (again with no prefixes) into the Document Root folder, i.e. bazinga.com. The directory you enter will be created automatically if it doesn't exist.

Using this pattern, each individual site in your account has its own folder, inside your account's home directory. The primary domain for your account points to /public_html, so you won't need to make a separate folder for the primary domain.

Lastly, you can optionally create an FTP account associated with the new addon domain. This is typically not necessary when creating addon domains and is only there as a convenience. You can create a new FTP account for your addon domain(s) at any time via cPanel.

Once you click create, the domain record will be created in your cPanel account. Once your domain is pointed to TitanHost, traffic will start flowing to the director you specified in Document Root. See Pointing your Domain to TitanHost for details.



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