Create a New Domain - defaults to alias domains

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AzeDK

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The "new" interface in CPANEL for "Domains" when clicking the "Create a New Domain" button defaults to using alias domains, using the shared /public_html/ folder.

In most use cases for our customers, it would be more logical to use addon domains as default, to prevent cases where customers overwrite their content of /public_html/ folders by mistake, thinking they added a new domain, and not an alias domain.

Would it be possible to let system administrators uncheck the checkbox "Share document root (/home/username/public_html) with “MainDomain.tld”." in tweak settings?
 

cPanelDustin

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The "new" interface in CPANEL for "Domains" when clicking the "Create a New Domain" button defaults to using alias domains, using the shared /public_html/ folder.

In most use cases for our customers, it would be more logical to use addon domains as default, to prevent cases where customers overwrite their content of /public_html/ folders by mistake, thinking they added a new domain, and not an alias domain.

Would it be possible to let system administrators uncheck the checkbox "Share document root (/home/username/public_html) with “MainDomain.tld”." in tweak settings?
As a work around for this, you could disable alias domains at a package / account level by setting the max to zero for those. This will force new domains to have a separate document root.
 
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