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Cpanel Question

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by equalizer, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. equalizer

    equalizer Junior Member

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    I'm new to Cpanel. I recently bought a new domain and, when after four days I couldn't find it in Cpanel, I was told by support that to use the new domain I'd have to install it as an add-on to the existing domain. The question is why would I by a domain for $10 when I could've installed it free as an add-on domain. Also what would happen to this domain and the WP sites I'm going to build on it when and if I decide to let the top domain expire?
     
  2. bluecrab

    bluecrab Junior Member

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    Your best bet would be to host your domain separately so when you get rid of your other domain it will be ok.

    If you need a good cheap host pm me.
     
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  3. Silverion

    Silverion Junior Member

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    What are the domains you own? What did you put as the primary domain? This shouldn't be a problem if you only need one domain.
     
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  4. ezlegion

    ezlegion Senior Member

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    Hi equalizer,
    I may well have misunderstood you but I'll try to answer:
    Registering a domain and then installing it in your cpanel are 2 separate things.

    So, you register the domain for your $10, then install the name of the domain into your cpanel, then add a site to it.

    If you open a brand new hosting account you can install the name of the domain as the 'main domain'
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    If you already have a hosting account with a 'main' domain then you install the name of the domain you just bought as an 'addon'

    I hope that helps.
    If you need any further advice you're very welcome to pm me :)

     
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  5. equalizer

    equalizer Junior Member

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    Thanks ezlegion, I guess this is the way it's done with Cpanel. So that domain purchase was not necessary. I have a hosting acct. with Dreamhost and they have a different "panel", and all the domains I have there are standalone and separate from each other, so I thought that was the system, but it's not so with Cpanel. Question: is it possible to promote the domain I just purchased and make it the top domain, and demote the top domain to an add-on domain or sub-domain?
     
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  6. equalizer

    equalizer Junior Member

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    Well, when I signed up with this hosting company, I also bought a domain in the insurance niche. Then four days ago I bought a domain in the fat loss niche, because I thought it wouldn't look good to have a sub-domain or add-on domain inside an insurance domain. But that's exactly what I have now. Maybe it doesn't matter, I don't know.