What is an Addon Domain?
An addon domain allows you add another domain name to your account that points to a directory in your site's document root. The document root is the location where publicly accessible files are stored. In most cases, this is /home/username/public_html/.
For example: If you have the domain: mydomain.com and you also wish to use the domain yourdomain.com, you can add yourdomain.com by using an addon domain. When yourdomain.com is added, it will point to the directory specified during it's creation. If you choose to put it in the /your directory, it will be located in /public_html/your and it will be accessible through yourdomain.com or your.mydomain.com.
Unlike a subdomain, an addon domain has to registered with a domain registrar. You will need to ensure that you list the proper nameservers for the addon domain with the domain registrar as well. Please note that your hosting plan may have a limited number, or no addon domains available. Check the Stats/Info tab to see how many addon domains you currently have available.
Your current subdomains will be displayed below Modify Addon Domain.
Creating Addon Domains
To add a new addon domain, type the domain name in the blank field next to New Domain Name. Then, type the name of the directory where the addon domain's files will be stored in the blank field next to Username/directory/subdomain Name:. Then, enter a password that will be used to access a FTP account that is created for the domain.
Note: This ftp account can be accessed through the name of the directory that you entered and the password you entered.
Removing Addon Domains
If you no longer wish for the domain to point to your main domain, select Delete Addon Domain from the drop list, and click on Submit. This will not remove any files or directories in your web site.