How to create a pointer domain with SiteWorx

How to create a pointer domain with SiteWorx

Overview
This article shows how Nexcess clients on physical (non-cloud) servers can use their SiteWorx account to point other domains to the domain associated with that SiteWorx account.

Definition

Pointer domains, or parked domains, can be configured to point your other domains to a target domain associated with your SiteWorx account.

For example, if your SiteWorx account uses the master domain, example.com, you could create pointer domains for example.net, example.org, or any other desired domain to point to example.com. Pointer domains also point email addresses to the master domain accounts. For example, if example.org points to example.com, mail sent to postmaster@example.org will also go to postmaster@example.com.

Structure

Pointer domains are not stored on the server and are defined as server aliases in the vhost file for the target domain. Therefore, pointer domains share all server configurations as the target domain. For example, pointer domains point to the web root or document root of the target domain; they also share the same files, folders, and SSLs as the target domain.

Method

  1. Log in to your SiteWorx account.

  2. In the SiteWorx main menu, select Hosting Features > Domains > Pointer.


  3. In the Domain field, type the domain to be pointed to the target domain.


  4. Verify the Points To field indicates the desired target domain, and click Add.

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