How to add a domain in WHM/cPanel

WHM is where one would start to set up a cPanel account (which may also be referred to as 'adding a domain'). Once logged in, on the left-hand side, locate the “Account Functions” tab, then find “Create a New Account.” By filling out the requested data on this screen, a cPanel will be created with the primary domain name supplied, which will use a login of the username and password set here.


Typically, the modifiers listed on the page as one scrolls down are not always appropriate to check. Some of the more commonly used ones are “Make the account a reseller” which will allow the client access to a WHM panel under their specific username (they are not able to see the root user's WHM panel), “Enable SPF on this account” (which will assist in ensuring e-mail recipients do not see your e-mail as spam), and “Automatically Detect Configuration” under Mail Routing Settings.


If there is not a package to select, then one should be created by using the “Add a Package” selection on the left-hand side. Keep in mind, if any of these selections are hard to find, then type them into the search bar at the top.


Now, moving along to cPanel itself. Inside cPanel there are two options for adding a domain name – addon domans and parked domains. Please note: clients do not need to add their own primary domain names to cPanel; this is done automatically by WHM upon account creation.


Addon domains are separate domain names with separate document roots. If a separate domain name from the primary domain has been purchased, and you want it to have unique content, then please use Addon domains. Simply click this icon, and fill out the fields with appropriate data. An FTP account will be created automatically for this domain. The document root will usually be /public_html/domainname/


Parked domains, in the case of cPanel, are domain names that are different from the primary domain name, but that show the same content of the primary domain name without redirection. Technically speaking, a parked domain uses the same document root as the primary - /public_html/



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