Depending on your subscription, you can add aliases or add-on domains to your account to point either to your same site or to different sites. For more information about this, you can visit : What is the difference between an add-on domain and an alias?
Prerequisite: owning the domain name
The domain name must belong to you: This means that you can't take the name that already belongs to someone else and that you must register the domain name you are interested in to prevent someone else from using it.
To register a domain name, you can either make a request via our website (which allows you to verify at the same time that the name is not already reserved by someone else): Register a domain name or send us your request by e-mail to email@example.com
If you already own the domain name: you will have to make a transfer request to the entity that currently manages it for you in order to allow us to host it on our servers. Our support service will be able to guide you in this process, send us a message so that we can organise this transfer appropriately: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Adding additional domain names to your account (transferred or created) is done according to our rates as described in the Domain Name Registration page.
Once you own the domain (whether it has been reserved directly with us or transferred), you can add it to your account, according to your needs and under the contractual limitations of your subscription.
Add an alias
An alias allows you to have several domain names that point to the same site, for example: my-online-shop.com and my-online-shop.ch are two distinct domain names, you can make sure that they both point to the same website.
Warning: Currently you can only add aliases for your main domain, which is the site located in the public_html folder of your account.
Here's how to do it:
- Log in to your Control Panel;
- In the "DOMAINS" tab, click on "Aliases" ;
- In the "Domain" field, enter your domain name to add (for example, my-online-shop.ch).
Depending on your subscription, you can either choose or configure which site the alias should point to, including external sites not hosted in your account (subscriptions "PERSO" or higher), or it will point automatically and without the possibility of modifying it to the "public_html" folder that contains your site (subscription "MINI").
- You may have to wait a few minutes for the alias to be fully distributed to the DNS servers so that you can see that it is working properly.
Add an add-on domain
You can also opt to add the domain to your account. In this case, you can make it point to a completely different site, but hosted in your account. In other words, you can use a different folder than the default public_html to host another site, which will then appear under this new domain name.
Note: This feature is only available for "PERSO" subscriptions or higher.
- Log in to your Control Panel;
- In the "DOMAINS" tab, click on "Addon domains" ;
- In the additional domain creation field, enter the "Name of the new domain" to be added (for example, something.ch).
- Leave the default value that appears automatically in the "Subdomain" field (for our example, it would be "something", without the ".ch");
- In the field "document root" enter the folder that will contain the files of your new site, this folder will be automatically created if it does not exist.
Note: You can also make it point to an existing site on your account only (for example "public_html" to make it point to your default/main site). In this case, it will behave as an alias to the selected site;
- You may have to wait a few minutes for your domain's new settings to be fully distributed to the DNS servers so that you can see how well they work.