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How to Park a Domain in cPanel

Introduction

Parked domains are used to point a new domain name to a different domain. To give an example, if we have example.com and we want example.org to display the same website as example.com, we’d set it up as a parked domain (alias) on example.com. This tutorial will show how to use cPanel’s parked domains section.

What you’ll need

Before you begin this guide you’ll need the following:

  • cPanel access
  • Domain Name

Step 1 — Locating Aliases (Parked Domains) button

Login to your cPanel and under Domains section click the Aliases button.

Parked Domains

Step 2 — Creating a New Alias (Parked Domain)

Enter the domain name you want to add in the Create a New Alias section. Then click the Add Domain button.

Parked Domains

It can take up to 24 hours for a Parked domain to show up on the web due to DNS propagation worldwide. Please note domains must be already registered and pointed to your hosting nameservers before you can manage them in your cPanel. You can get instructions how to point your domain to your hosting account nameservers from the company where you have registered your domain name. You can find necessary nameservers in your hosting account management panel.

Conclusion

Congratulations, you finished this tutorial and learned how to park a domain name using cPanel. Your new domain name (Parked Domain) will display your primary domain’s document root (public_html).

About the author

Merkys M.

Merkys is a server administrator and Linux expert at Hostinger. He keeps everything up & running while tackling advanced server management issues. Besides that, he’s a big fan of blockchain technology, web development, and bodybuilding.

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