How to add a domain to your Hostgator account (addon domains)

Add multiple domains to the same Hostgator hosting account, free
Add multiple domains to the same Hostgator hosting account, free

This quick tutorial will show how to add multiple domains to the same Hostgator hosting account without paying any extra money. And it will only take 30 seconds.

Of course, we’re going to use the gator’s free Cpanel, a major life-saver when it comes to the “behind the scenes” of webhosting.

And here’s the kick – Hostgator will let you add as many domains as you want. Seriously – they offer unlimited addon domains (which is how they call these secondary domains on your account).

So, let’s get to the tutorial:

1. Log Into cPanel

It’s simple: just type in yourdomain.com/cpanel

2. Find the “Domains” Tab

Click on “Addon Domains”

This is how it looks like:

The domain tab on your cPanel account
The domain tab on your cPanel account

3. Enter the new Domain info

You’ll fill the domain name WITHOUT http://

Then, you can either leave everything as is (recommended) or pick a simpler name to become the new FTP username and Root folder.

Like so:

Finish adding the domain - they'll be listed on your cPanel account
Finish adding the domain - they'll be listed on your cPanel account

That’s it!

Now you’ve got a brand new domain that is using the same hosting account – you dont need to pay for another one.

And since Hostgator offer unlimited bandwidth, there’s no need to worry about crashes – you can have over 50K visits/day and everything will flow just peachy.

Just a quick note: whenever you need to upload something to that new domain, you ftp continues to be the same:

ftp.PRIMARYdomainname.com

All you need to change is the FTP username to whatever you chose during the addition process.

If you have any questions, or anything you’d like to learn, post them in the comments!

If not, go ahead and SIGN UP FOR HOSTGATOR FOR $0.01!

2 thoughts on “How to add a domain to your Hostgator account (addon domains)

  1. Exactly – domain investors make great use of addon domains – and it saves them a ton of $$. Thanks for stopping by!

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