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How to add secondary domains with SiteWorx

How to add secondary domains with SiteWorx

Overview
This article shows how Nexcess clients can use SiteWorx to add a secondary domain.

Definition

A secondary domain functions as an independent entity, with its own email accounts, websites, directory structure, statistics pages, bandwidth, and recording. The only real connection between a primary domain and a secondary domain are the resources and feature limits of a shared service. For example, if your service allows for ten email accounts, you can have five on your primary domain and five on your secondary domain.

Structure

Creating a secondary domain adds a new folder within your home directory on the server, for example:

  • example.com: /home/username/example.com/html/
  • dev.example.com: /home/username/dev.example.com/html/

The path to this directory is the web root or document root. If you need a domain to have its own document root, you would create a secondary domain using this directory. This type of domain will also have its own vhost file for the configuration of server level options like IP addresses and SSL certificates.

Prerequisites

  • You must own the secondary domain and have access to modify the DNS records at the domain's registrar.

Procedure

  1. Log in to your SiteWorx account.


  2. From the SiteWorx main menu, click Hosting Features > Domains > Secondary.


    Figure 1. SiteWorx main menu, Hosting Features > Domains > Secondary.

  3. In the Domain field, type the name of the secondary domain, but do not include "http://www" (Figure 2). Do not change the values for the IPV4 and IPv6 fields.


    Figure 2. Domain field and Add button.

  4. Click Add (Figure 2).
  5. If the domain name you typed is accepted, it will appear in the Type column, below Master, as Secondary (Figure 3). Allow up to 72 hours for your secondary domain to propagate before becoming fully functional. 


    Figure 3. Master and secondary domains.


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