So, you have a domain name that you want to add to your existing web hosting account. For the purposes of this article, assume that you already have a hosting account and that it allows you an unlimited number of domain additions.

Not all web hosting services offer this option, most of the best web hosts do, since they understand that you will often host more than one website. Below you will find step by step instructions on how to add an addon domain to your hosting account.

1. Point your domain to your web hosting account

If you purchased the domain name through your current web hosting account, then you can skip this step, since the domain name will already be present in the domain manager area inside your cPanel. hosting account. If you purchased your domain from another location (for example, Bluehost), then you will need to point the domain to the correct nameservers.

Your web hosting account will give you access to the nameservers to use; simply go to your account under nameservers and reference the domain on your account by pasting the two DNS addresses provided by your host.

2. Log in to your web hosting account

Just log in with your name and password to access the cPanel inside your account.

3. Go to the domain manager

Once you have entered and have access to cPanel, simply click on the Domains tab to navigate to the right place to manage all domain related questions. This is where you will be able to add your new domain. The option will be called Add domains or Addon domains.

4. Add the domain

You will see a list of domains, regardless of whether there is only one or more, but you will not yet see your new domain. Even if you have already pointed out the nameservers you must assign the domain to your hosting account. Click the add domain or Addon domains link and this will take you to the Add Domain or Create Addon Domain area of your web hosting account.

5. Create the directory

Your web hosting account will do this for you; you can select the name of your new directory or keep the one that has been automatically assigned by your host.

And there you go, your new added domain is now on your hosting account and you can do whatever you want with it. The above steps will only take you about 5-10 minutes. Enjoy your new domain!

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You now know how to associate a domain name with your cPanel hosting. You are now able to start building your website. If you do not know where to start for the creation of the latter, I invite you to test WordPress or SiteBuilder.