Oct 3, 2006
Im trying to host an entirely new site. My current site is main_site
and the domain I want to add is add-on_domain. When I type the directory that
I want the domain to start at it creates the correct folder in public_html
(add-on_domain)but it also creates a sub domain and adds, add-on_domain.main_site .I
can set up an redirect to the sub domain or folder but I wish to keep
main_site in the browser address bar.

At the moment if I go to main_site it will take me to my main domain
main_site, I don't really want to us the sub domain
add-on_domain.main_site or the redirect to main_site /add-on_domain/.

How can I set the domain (add-on_domain) so it will keep its name in the
address bar and not a sub domain or redirect folder?

I hope I have made my self clear :(



Well-Known Member
Aug 6, 2006
remove the redirection that you have set for addon .

Addon domains allow you to host multiple domain names from one hosting account, utilising the extra space and bandwidth available on your main hosting account. Addon domains point to a subdirectory within your main hosting account. From a web user's perspective, an add-on domain functions just like any other domain name, and the user will not know the site is hosted from your main account. The browser's address bar will show '' (no reference to your main domain name). Addon domains are created through your control panel (check to see if your hosting package includes them).

The Addon Domain Maintenance menu allows you to add addon domains to your account. An addon domain allows you to reach a subdomain when entering the name of the addon domain into a browser. This means that you can host additional domains from your account, if allowed by your hosting provider.

1 To access the Addon Domain Maintenance menu, click on the icon above the words Addon Domains on the main screen of your cPanel interface.

2 Enter the name of the addon domain in the blank field next to New Domain Name:

3 Enter the name of the directory which conatins the subdomain that the addon domain will point to in the blank field next to Username/directory/subdomain Name: (This directory will be the location for the addon domain's files, just as public_html is the location for your domain's files.)

4 Type in the password for the new addon domain, and click on Add Domain!

NOTE: You can upload files directly to this addon domain using the username and password for the addon domain to log in through ftp.