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How to add a new domain to the hosting account

In order to add a new domain to your hosting account, you need to perform two basic steps –change the nameservers for the domain to our hosting ones and then add your domain nameto the server your account is hosted on.

Follow the instructions below to achieve this goal:

Step 1 – Change the nameservers

To begin with, you will need to point your domain to our hosting nameservers (for Value/Professional/Ultimate/Business: ns1.hosterico.com and dns2.hosterico.com, for Reseller: your private nameservers or Reseller hosting nameservers specified in the Welcome Email).

Only those domains which are pointed to these nameservers can be added to your hosting account, otherwise, you will get the following error message when adding an addon domain:

Certain domain types cannot be added without changing the DNS first. In such cases, get in touch with our Hosting Support department via Ticket, and we either manually add the domains for you or disable the server rule to make the adding possible on your side.

Step 2 – Add the new domain as an Addon Domain

Once the domain name is pointed to correct nameservers, you can add it as an addon in your cPanel.

1. Log into your cPanel.
2.Navigate to the Domains section> Addon Domains:

3. Enter the necessary information in the Create an Addon Domain section.

New Domain Name: domain name you wish to add as an addon
Subdomain or FTP Username: will be filled automatically
Document Root: will be filled automatically
Password: password for the associated FTP account
Password (Again): repeat the password

4. Click Add domain.

You may now upload content for your new domain into the corresponding document root. More information on how to upload your site can be found here.

Should you need to remove an addon domain, go to the Addon domains menu > Modify Addon Domain. Click on Remove to proceed:

Check the Remove the associated FTP account option if you wish to delete the FTP account for your addon domain from the FTP Accounts menu in your cPanel, then click Remove:

NOTE: The document root as well as the content associated with the removed addon domain will still be present in your File Manager, so if you wish these files to be deleted as well, you will need to remove the corresponding folder from File Manager manually.

That’s it!

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