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How can i add another domain name in cPanel

The first thing we will cover is what must be in place before your website will work.

  1. Your domain name must be registered
  2. Your domain name must be pointing to our web servers
  3. Your domain name must either be set as your main domain name, or an addon / parked domain.

So, if you ask, “How can I add a domain name”, we’ll need to touch base on all three topics above (which we will do below).

1. Your domain name must be registered

Before any domain name will work, it must be registered. When you register a domain name, it is registered for one year, and you will need to renew it yearly in order to keep it.

You can register a new domain name for your account in your Dashboard Panel.

Once you have logged in click on Domains > Register a New Domain Name

Once you have put in all your information, click the Submit button. You have now registered your new domain!

2. Your domain name must be pointing to our web servers

After your domain name has been registered, it must be pointing to our servers. If you registered your domain name with us, then it is already pointing to us and you do not need to do anything further in this topic.

If your domain name is not pointed to us, the easiest thing to do so is to point your domain’s nameservers to us. The company that you registered your domain name through controls where your nameservers point, so you will need to contact them if you’re not sure exactly how to update your nameservers. If you’re coming to us from another host, then you may need to instead contact your previous hosting company as many do register domain names with a domain registrar on their users’ behalf.

Our nameservers are:
ns1.brickellhost.net
ns2.brickellhost.net

3. Your domain name must either be set as your main domain name, or an addon / parked domain

If you only have one domain name, then it is your main domain name. When you use multiple domain names on one account, your secondary domain names are configured within your cPanel as either addon or parked domain names. Before you configure an addon or parked domain name, you must be sure that you have the available slots in your cPanel, as each hosting plan offered allows you to add a different number of addon and parked domains. To see how many you can add, simply log into your cPanel and type in search bar Addon Domains and Parked Domains.

Addon domains

An addon domain name allows you to host a website for a domain name that has nothing to do with your main domain name. If you needed to host more than one different website on your account, the additional domain names would need to be added as addon domain names.

*Please note that when you create an Addon domain it also creates a subdomain as well on your account.

Subdomains

A subdomain name is like a “Domain within a Domain”. For example, a subdomain name of brickellhost.com is support.brickellhost.com. These are considered part of a domain name and do not need to be purchased separately from the domain (primary or addon).

Parked domains

A parked domain name allows you to have multiple domain names point to the same account – often used to send mydomain.com, mydomain.net, and mydomain.org to the same site.