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How to Connect a Domain to a Cpanel Hosting Quickly (Example)

20 de June de 2021

cPanel is one of the control panels of hosting that you use most for its quality. Although there are many free and paid control panel options, cPanel is characterized by its stability. One of the tasks that can be performed from cPanel is to connect a domain to the hosting associated with the panel.

How to connect a domain to a cPanel hosting quickly?

Adding a domain from cPanel is one of the simplest tasks that can be done on the platform. The control panel is divided by categories which makes it easy to identify each function.

The first thing you should do is enter cPanel from the domain address associated with your hosting with your access data. The domain will be very similar to this:

In case you do not know the domain address associated with your cPanel, request it from your hosting service provider. Enter cPanel with your name and username.

Go to the domains section of the page and look for the option Add new domain. A new page opens where you will find a list with the domains that are already registered and the section of Create an additional domain.

Place the name of the new domain. It does not matter if you put “www” or “https” the panel can recognize is the domain name followed by the extension. For example

Place the name of the subdomain, although when placing the domain name, subdomain is automatically created.

Choose the folder where you want the files associated with the website associated with the domain to be saved. The panel will fill in this field automatically, but you can modify it according to your needs. The path of the files is created in the root folder.

You have the option of create an FTP account associated with this domain. FTP accounts are used to upload files on the web from an FTP client.

When you enter all the configuration data, press the add domain button and the magic will be done.

note: For the domain to be associated with the hosting successfully, the domain’s DNS must be pointing to the hosting.

Point to hosting

If the domain you want to add is not pointing to the hosting, it is likely that the previous process will generate an error and cannot be created. This situation occurs frequently when the domain is in a different registration company to the hosting.

To solve it you must change domain DNS and place the ones assigned by your hosting provider. In case you don’t know what they are, contact them so they can give you this information.

To change the DNS, go to the page where you have registered the domain.

Select the domain and then the option Manage or configure and look for DNS option. Some pages have the DNS option right next to the domain name.

Find the nameservers section and put the nameservers of your hosting provider. Save the changes and once the information is verified in a matter of hours you can add the domain.

Other cPanel features

cPanel allows you to configure all services associated with the hosting packages of a website. You can modify basic functions such as email management, password management, and domain settings. But if you are an advanced user you can even manage the database of a website.

cPanel functions

File management: The file management tool allows you to add, modify, delete and even edit files associated with your website. Although it is not the same as an FTP client, it allows you to make practically any direct modification in the files and the containing folders.

Email management: you can create, edit, modify email accounts associated with your domain name. It even sets the limit of emails that each email address can receive.

Make a security copy: Keep your website constantly protected by regularly backing up. You can schedule automatic backups to use that time for other activities.