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• Last Updated: 01/18/2020
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How to manage Domain Aliases in cPanel?

Introduction

Every cPanel account is created with only one primary domain. However, sometimes you might want to have your main website displayed on more than one domain name. For example, if the primary domain of your cPanel account is mycompany.com and you want the website for that domain name to be also available on mycompany.org or even mycompany.net you need a tool that will allow you to associate these two additional domain names with your primary one. The feature that allows this to happen is called "Aliases" and in the following lines of this tutorial, we will show you how easy it is to use it in order to add additional domains that will open the same website as your primary one. 

 

Accessing the Aliases feature in cPanel

As you probably already know, cPanel is the control panel that steers the Web Hosting Services that we offer. To be able to use any of the features offered by that control panel you have to first access it. Fortunately, we have prepared a tutorial on the matter - "How to access cPanel". 

Once logged into the cPanel service, you will see all supported features listed on the home page of cPanel. From all these, please locate the features group called "Domains" and from it, please choose the "Aliases" feature.

 

Accessing the Aliases feature in cPanel

 

Once you click it, you will be redirected to a whole new page which will be called naturally "Aliases" and on it you will be able to manage all aspects of the "Aliases" feature. 

 

Create a New Alias

The first section you will see in the "Aliases" page is called "Create a New Alias". As the name of that section suggests it will be used for creating a new domain Alias. To do so, please simply fill the only field called "Domain" with the actual domain name that you would like to use as an alias of your primary domain name. Then, simply click the "Add Domain" button so your brand new domain Alias can be created. 

 

Create a new Alias in cPanel

 

cPanel will then add the domain you have set and will redirect you to a new page where you will be provided with information whether or not the creation process was successful. 

Please go back to the "Aliases" page by clicking on the "Go Back" link. 

 

Remove Domain Aliases

The management actions that cPanel offers for existing domain aliases are quite limited. That is the reason why the next section of the "Aliases" page is called "Remove Aliases". In that section, you will see all the domain names that you have configured up to now as domain Aliases conveniently structured in a table. Each row of that table will represent a different domain name and each column will give you different information as well as available Actions for the concrete domain name. Here are the available columns:

  • Domain - In this column, you will find the actual domain names.
  • Document Root - In this column, you will find the folder which this domain is configured to work with. Considering the nature of the domain Aliases, that folder will always be the "public_html" folder. Of course, the folder name is clickable and if you click on it cPanel will redirect you to the "File Manager" feature with the concrete folder being selected. 
  • Redirects To - In this column you will be presented with any redirections configured for your domain Alias. 
  • Actions - In this column, you will see a list of the available actions you can take with your domain Aliases.
    • Remove - Using this link, you will remove the selected domain Alias. 
    • Manage Redirection - Using this link you will be able to configure a redirect for this domain name. 

 

Manage domain aliases

 

As you can see managing your domain aliases is a pretty simple task that will allow you to structure your domains the way you would want them to be. Still, if you are facing some errors in the process or if you are not certain how to achieve your domain Aliases goal, please feel free to contact our Technical Support Crew, since they will be able to assist you and resolve every domain Aliases related issue you might experience.

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Simeon
System Administration & Network Operations Captain

Simeon is an experienced System Administrator with over 10 years of experience in the Web Hosting field. making him recognized as the man behind every technical innovation or improvement that HostArmada introduces. Agile and responsible, he solves every technical issue that we throw at him and even often you will find him publishing technical content on our website.