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Learn to Add new Domain and Sub-Domains in Plesk

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This knowledge base will guide you on how you can add a new domain in Plesk. Also, once the domain is added it will further guide you on how you can add sub-domains and domain aliases.

Steps to add a new domain to Plesk are :

1. Log in to Plesk.

2. On the left side of the sidebar, click on Websites & Domains.

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3. Click on Add Domain.

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4. A page will appear with the heading Adding New Domain Name.

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5. In the Domain name section, write your domain name after www.

6. In the Hosting type list box, click on the drop-down button and select one of the options.

• Website hosting – This option allows you to host a website and e-mail services.

• Forwarding – This option allows you to redirect traffic from one site to another site.

• No hosting – This option allows you to host DNS and email services, but not a website.

7. Select Activate the DNS service and Activate the mail service checkboxes.

8. Plesk automatically completes the Document root and Preferred domain options under the Hosting Settings. Just make sure that they are set to the values that you want.

9. Click on OK. Plesk will add the domain.

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# Steps to add a sub-domain to Plesk are :

Once you create a domain, you can easily add new sub-domain by performing the following steps –

1. Log in to Plesk.

2. On the left-hand sidebar, click on Websites & Domains.

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3. Click on Add Subdomain.

4. In the text box for sub-domain, type the sub-domain that you want.

5. In the list box of the Parent domain, select your parent domain.

6. Plesk automatically completes the Document root option, under the Hosting Settings. Just make sure that they are set to the values that you want.

7. Click on OK. Plesk will add a subdomain.

Related: Why Should You Register Multiple Domain Name Extensions?

# Steps to add New Domain Alias

Domain aliases allow you to point one or more domain to your primary domain. For example, if you have a primary domain as yourdomain.com, then you could have domain aliases like yourdomain.org and yourdomain.net that will point to yourdomain.com

To add new domain alias, perform the following steps :

1. Log in to Plesk.

2. On the left-hand sidebar, click on Websites & Domains.

3. Click on Add Domain Alias. The Add a Domain Alias page will appear.

4. Enter domain alias, in the Domain alias text box.

5. In the for the domain list box, select your primary domain for which you want to create the alias.

6. Under the Settings section, select the option you want for the domain alias :

• Select Synchronize DNS zone with the primary domain check box, if you want to synchronize DNS between the primary domain and the domain alias.

• Select the Mail Service check box, if you want to enable e-mail for the domain alias.

• Select the Redirect with HTTP 301 code check box, if you want to redirect the domain alias using the HTTP 301 (Moved Permanently) status code.

7. Click on OK. Plesk will add domain alias.

# Steps to add new forwarding domain

Performing the following steps to add new forwarding domain :

1. Log in to Plesk.

2. On the left-hand sidebar, click on Websites & Domains.

3. Click on Add Domain. The Adding New Domain Name page will appear.

4. In the Domain name section, enter the domain name that you want to use as a forwarder.

5. In the Hosting type drop-down box, select Forwarding.

6. Make sure that you select the Activate DNS service and Activate the mail service checkboxes.

7. Under the Forwarding Settings, in the Destination address text box, enter the domain name of the target website.

8. Select the forwarding method type that you want to use in the Forwarding type section :

• Moved permanently (code 301)

• Moved temporarily (code 302)

• Frame forwarding

9. Click on OK. Plesk will add the forwarding domain.

These steps can be used to add new domains and sub-domains in Plesk.

Also Read :

1. How to set multiple redirects for email account from Plesk?

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