Knowledgebase: Website Features
Domain Aliases / Pointers
Posted by Joe Rebis (Import) on 17 September 2006 12:51 AM

 

A domain alias is the full domain name that will alias the main hosted domain for an account. When connecting to the domain alias name through a web browser, you will see the same web site as the main hosted domain. For example, if you had a domain "sampledomain.com" and added the domain alias "testdomain.com", then assuming both of these domains were registered to you, a user would visit testdomain.com and get sent to the original "sampledomain.com" site.

Simply put, Domain aliases make your website available from another domain name. For example, you can make www.example.net and www.example.org show content from www.example.com

Domain Alias at EPhost, will also work with email. The email address at the main Domain will correspond to the same user at the Domain Alias. e.g. If your main Domain was "ephost.com" and you had a Domain Alias of "ep.com" then support@ep.com is the same as support@ephost.com.

To add a Temp Domain (Pre-propagation ALIAS) on a Windows Hosting Plan:

This is helpful if you have not yet changed nameservers and need to view your website, preform testing or development

  1. Login to your Account Center
  2. Click the green 'Control Panel' button
  3. Click the Domains Icon
  4. Click on a Domain to work with (that has an existing website)
  5. Click "Create Instant Alias"
  6. Click "Save"

To delete a domain alias after it has been created, click the domain alias from the menu and click 'Delete Instant Alias', then 'OK' to confirm.


To add a domain ALIAS on a Windows Hosting Plan:

  1. Login to your Account Center
  2. Click the green 'Control Panel' button
  3. Click the Domains Icon
  4. Click the Grey "Add Domain" button
  5. Click "Domain"
  6. enter a domain name in the empty box, WITHOUT the 'WWW'
  7. Check the "Assign to exiting Web Site", then use the drop down to select the website to be pointed to
  8. Click "Add Domain"

To add a domain alias on a Linux Hosting Plan

  1. Login to your Account Center
  2. Click the green 'Control Panel' button
  3. In the Domains section click on 'Aliases'
  4. Enter the name of the Domain and click 'Add Domain'

NOTE: Domains must be registered with a valid registrar and configured to point to your DNS servers before they can be used as an alias.

REF: cPanel Documentation

 

Also See: Domain & DNS KB articles | Website Features KB'sEmail Settings POP3 / IMAP | Check email online | Email Troubleshooting | Adding an email to your hosting account WINDOWS / LINUX

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