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Adding Domain Names to Your Hosting Account

You can add domain names to any type of hosting account. However, what you can do with additional domain names depends on the type of hosting account you have. For more information, see What type of hosting account do I have?

Type Description
Secondary Secondary domains have websites that work independently of the primary domain's hosted in separate folders. For more information, see Hosting Multiple Websites on Your Hosting Account.

Available with Deluxe, Premium, Unlimited, and Ultimate accounts.

While we offer unlimited secondary domains on our Deluxe, Premium, Unlimited, and Ultimate shared hosting accounts, we do not recommend using shared hosting for more than ten websites. Doing so taxes the server resources and hinders performance.

Aliases Alias domains display the primary domain's website with a different domain name/URL.

Available with all accounts.

To Add Domains

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Click Web Hosting or Managed WordPress.

Click one of the following, based on the type of hosting you have. You can tell this by the second word in your hosting's description beneath your hosting account's domain name, e.g. Deluxe Web correlates to Web/Classic (Hosting Control Panel).

Web/Classic (Hosting Control Panel)

  1. Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Launch.
  2. From the More menu, select Hosted Domains.
  3. Click Add Domain.
  4. Enter the domain name in the Domain field.
  5. Depending on how you want to configure the domain name, do one of the following:
    • Secondary — Enter a new or existing folder in the Folder field. This is where you need to upload the domain's website.

      Do not enter any spaces in the Folder field.

    • Alias — Leave the Folder field blank.
  6. Click OK.

Linux (cPanel)

  1. Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Launch.
  2. Depending on how you want to configure the domain name, do one of the following:

Secondary (Addon)

  1. In the Domains section, click Addon Domains.
  2. Complete the following fields, and then click Add Domain:
    Field What to do...
    New Domain Name Enter the domain name you want to use.
    Subdomain/FTP Username Enter the FTP username you want to use.
    Document Root Enter the name of a directory you want to create in the home directory. You'll upload the New Domain Name's files to this directory to make its website display.
    Password & Password (Again) Enter the FTP password you want to use.

Alias (Parked)

  1. In the Domains section, click Parked Domains.
  2. Enter the domain you want to use, and then click Add Domain.

If you want to alias a domain other than the hosting account's primary domain, click (Cog). From this page, enter the URL to which you want to redirect the Parked domain, and then click Save.

Windows (Plesk)

  1. Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Launch.
  2. Depending on how you want to configure the domain name, do one of the following:

Secondary

  1. Click Add New Domain.
  2. Complete the following field, and then click OK:
    Field What to do...
    Domain Name Enter the domain name you want to use.
    Hosting type Select the type of hosting you want to create. If you want to host a website for this domain, select Website hosting.
    Document Root Enter the name of a directory you want to create in the home directory. You'll upload the New Domain Name's files to this directory to make its website display.
    Preferred Domain Select if you want to automatically redirect visitors to your website with or without the "www" appended to the beginning of the URL.

Alias

  1. Click Add New Domain Alias.
  2. Complete the following fields, and then click OK:
    Field What to do...
    Domain alias name Enter the domain name you want to add.
    for the domain Select the domain hosted on the account you want the alias to load.
    Mail service This option is inactive in our environment.
    Web service Select this option.
    Redirect... Select this option if you plan for the alias to be permanent.

Managed WordPress

Managed WordPress works a little differently from our other types of Web hosting accounts.

To Add Secondary Domain Names to Managed WordPress Sites

If you want to host multiple Managed WordPress sites, you must have a Managed WordPress plan that supports it, and then add your other sites separately (more info).

To Add Aliases to Managed WordPress Sites

  1. Log in to gateway.godaddy.com.
  2. In the section for the account you want to use, click Settings.
  3. Click Add Domain.
  4. Select or enter the domain you want to use, and then click Add.

    NOTE: Do not select Make this the primary domain...

What's next?

For the domain name to access the hosting account, you must update its DNS. If the domain name and hosting are in...

Location Action
Same Go Daddy Account We automatically update the domain name's DNS. You don't need to do anything!
Different Go Daddy Accounts You need to manually update the DNS. For more information, see Finding Your Hosting Account's IP Address.
Registered elsewhere You'll need to update your domain's nameservers. For more information, see Setting Nameservers for Your Domain Names.

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