Better to create Addon Domains via cPanel or WHM?

Robert Iannicca

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Greetings, just looking for some advice on best practice here.
I've been using cPanel for many years on shared hosting, and am quite proficient with it. WHM is relatively new for me and with VPS, I've only scratched its surface when needed with a bit of Google on how to do this or that.

Normally I've simply created addon domains via shared hosting under cPanel. However now, my primary ecommerce site is running on VPS and is the primary account in the WHM.

If I were to run addon domains off this server, can I continue to just add them as addons in my primary domain's cPanel, or should I now be doing these as actual accounts under WHM instead?

Are there pros and cons to doing either? One thing I've noticed is that if I create subdomains or addon domains on my primary domain's cpanel, they still get the new auto-SSL cert feature added for them at the WHM level.. pretty cool.

Thanks for any insight,
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello,

One advantage to using a separate cPanel account over an addon domain name is that you can provide individual access to cPanel to manage the account (useful if it's managed by a different person). You could always start out using an addon domain name and then convert it to it's own account later if you decide you'd like to separate it:

Convert Addon Domain to Account - Version 66 Documentation - cPanel Documentation

Thank you.
 

Robert Iannicca

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Hello,

One advantage to using a separate cPanel account over an addon domain name is that you can provide individual access to cPanel to manage the account (useful if it's managed by a different person). You could always start out using an addon domain name and then convert it to it's own account later if you decide you'd like to separate it:

Convert Addon Domain to Account - Version 66 Documentation - cPanel Documentation

Thank you.
That's great advice and thank you for the link! I am going to run then as a simple addon for now, and will do the conversion if/when the site becomes large enough to warrant its own account.
 
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