cPanel addon domain problem

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my hosting company allows up to nine addon domains. I purchased another domain and I have not been able to get the cPanel to correctly configure the addon domain. specifically, I don't know what to type into the Username/directory/subdirectory field. the server is Apache running on a Windows box. is there a way I can do it manually without messing with the cPanel Addon Domain option? can anyone out there point me in the right direction? thanks. peace
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You can't really mess up the addon domain option.

But, Cpanel requires the add-on domains already have the whois record pointing to the appropriate DNS servers.

If the whois record has not propagated, and Cpanel doesn't see the correct nameservers in the whois record, it will not let you add it.

The username/directory field is the directory in which this website will be housed.

Do you want another domain pointing to your existing site? (this is known as parking with Cpanel), or do you wish to host an entirely new site on the new domain with your existing hostign account?
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the domain name has propogated and the domain name points to the correct name servers.

I'm trying to host an entirely new site. my current site is http://www.agoodwinproductions.com and the domain I want to add is http://www.viciousdev.com. when I type the directory that I want the domain to start at it creates the correct folder in public_html but it also creates a subdomain and adds .agoodwinproductions.com to the end of the domain name. I have no clue how to fix it and the hosting company is no help (they seem to know even less than me and I just started).
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Right, basically when you add a domain name in Cpanel, you have certain pieces of information...

olddomain.com
newdomain.com
newdirectory/username

http://www.olddomain.com is your current existing website.
http://www.newdomain.com is the new website you want to setup, which will live in newdirectory.

When you add http://www.newdomain.com to your Cpanel account, it will do seveal things....

1) Create newdirectory
2) Setup a pointer to newdirectory.olddomain.com (apache vhost & DNS info)
3) Setup a pointer to http://www.newdomain.com (apache vhost & DNs info)

Anything you upload into newdirectory, for example, index.html can be viewed by going to both http://www.newdomain.com and http://newdirectory.olddomain.com.
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thanks. I set it up and I got an error that said it could not bind the domain to the server due to an outdated protocol so I am going to try to set up domain name forwarding by pointing the nameservers to a forwarding server.
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Sounds like the system admin needs to update Cpanel & BIND - or maybe his configuration is such that only the Cpanel admin can restart apache from within the admin WHM (or as root from a shell prompt).
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See i tried that and it works. My problem is when you enter my new addon domain http://www.txdesigns.com it fowards it to txdesigns.texanclan.com like i want it to. But is there a way to keep http://www.txdesigns.com up there.

What i need is it to goto http://www.txdesigns.texanclan.com/index.html but still say http://www.txdesigns.com/index.html.

In conclusion i would like it to work like my primary domain but still point to a subdomain folder. Is that possible?
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Axe wrote:
But, Cpanel requires the add-on domains already have the whois record pointing to the appropriate DNS servers.


This is actually a setting in cPanel that the host chooses to set.
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Yes, a default setting that should not be altered :)
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is it a good idea to have another domain name ie.domain-name2.com
to be domain-name1.com/domain-name2 ?

pros and cons...
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Well, it's best to have a specific vhost entry for each domain, not just a domain forwarder.

But I've got several domains hosted on one package, and the URLs work good. You just have to remember to end directories with a trailing slash...

http://www.domain2.com/something == http://www.domain1.com/domain2/something/

http://www.domain2.com/something/ should show correctly.

That's the only real thing to be careful with on Cpanel addon domains.
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Axe wrote:
Well, it's best to have a specific vhost entry for each domain, not just a domain forwarder.

But I've got several domains hosted on one package, and the URLs work good. You just have to remember to end directories with a trailing slash...

http://www.domain2.com/something == http://www.domain1.com/domain2/something/

http://www.domain2.com/something/ should show correctly.

That's the only real thing to be careful with on Cpanel addon domains.


See its still showing the subdomain or the /folder not the actually domain?
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guess not. Thank for you help anyways. :(
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Anyone? :oops:
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Maybe it's just the way your host has it setup. Have you tried contacting them?
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Axe wrote:
Maybe it's just the way your host has it setup. Have you tried contacting them?


Yea, the only alternative he had to the situation was to set me up with a second account for my second domain which would cost extra. :(
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Well, if that's all your host offers, it doesn't leave you with much choice.
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Axe wrote:
Well, it's best to have a specific vhost entry for each domain, not just a domain forwarder.

But I've got several domains hosted on one package, and the URLs work good. You just have to remember to end directories with a trailing slash...

http://www.domain2.com/something == http://www.domain1.com/domain2/something/

http://www.domain2.com/something/ should show correctly.

That's the only real thing to be careful with on Cpanel addon domains.


Does anyone know whether this has been fixed?
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Yeah, it has.
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I've been reading this post, dated from '04, and have learned a lot more than what I knew before, but still...

Now I know that the nameservers on any new second domain you wish to add using addon domain have to be changed to the primary domain's nameservers.

And, from this discussion, it seems that it's, indeed, possible to do what I need to do using a cPanel hosting acct. that allows multiple addons. And that is, to be able to add new domains, and to be able to call them by their specific names, rather than by having to invoke the primary domain's name, as well.

So, I can have http://www.primarydomain.com
Then, using addon, I can add http://www.newdomain.com and still be able to refer to connect to it using that name, instead of http://www.newdomain/primarydomain.com (or, something like that).

Am I right, so far?

But, what I don't get is, what exactly do I enter for Username/directory/subdirectory?

For Username, do I use my hosting acct's username? Do I make up a username specifically for the new domain?
And, what about directory, and subdirectory? Would I make up a Directory called newdomain? So, what would the subdirectory be, based on these choices?

thanks
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Username would be whatever you'd want to use to have a seperate account for the addon domain. If you wanted your user to only have access to that one domain, you'd give it a username and he'd login via FTP with whatever@addondomain.com

Directory shows what directory the files are stored on for your root account. Eg: /home/user/public_html/addondomain/

Subdomain would be just another way to access the files. subdomain.maindomain.com or addondomain.com
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Thanks for your prompt reply, Michael.

Unfortunately, and at the risk of sounding as dumb as a dingbat, I still don't get the specifics. If you could bear with me, I'd really appreciate it...

My main domain is: http://www.firstdomain.com

Say, I have a new domain which I want to add to my cPanel hosting acct.

Its name is http://www.newdomain.com
And, I wish for it to resolve when I enter exactly that on my browser.

I wish to assign it a username like: newusername.

So, the command line asking for username/directory/subdirectory would look like this?

newusername/firstdomain.com/newdomain

Or, is this all wrong?

thanks for any help you can offer
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It would be newusername/newdomain/newdomain.

That way it will resolve as:
newdomain.com
newdomain.firstdomain.com
firstdomain.com/newdomain/

Make a little bit more sense?
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Yes, it makes perfect sense now. Thanks for your patience.

Jorge
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Excellent, no problem. I'm glad I could help.
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Hey guys,

I seem to be having issues with this also.
Having read over it, i'm certain i'm doing the right thing, but it's got an error.

"Error from park wrapper: mountaincreative.com.au is owned by another user."

Obviously i own both domains i'm using, but how do i make cPanel realise that it is my domain name?

1st domain (main): combatcontrolteam.com
2nd domain (addon): mountaincreative.com.au

The fields i have are in cPanel X (or ten i'm guessing).

New Domain Name:
Username/directory/subdomain Name:
Password:

I am entering.

New Domain Name: mountaincreative.com.au
Username/directory/subdomain Name: mountaincreative
Password: ***********

Now it's actually creating the folder on the server.
But with that error there, it's just not working.

Any ideas guys?
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Hi, I have a problem tryin to set up the addon domain, my main domain is http://www.ivmcomputacion.com and I added http://www.kenosltda.cl when I try to type in my browser http://www.kenosltda.cl it shows http://www.ivmcomputacion.com/kenos/index.php

Any advice?

Thanks

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