Add or Delete Domains and Domain Aliases in Plesk


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  • Applies to: DV
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Plesk administrator access

Overview

This guide will show you how to add or delete a domain or a domain alias for your DV server within Plesk.

Requirements

For your domain to properly resolve to your DV, you will need to ensure that your domain is pointed to (mt) nameservers or you can point an A record to an IP address on your DV.

If you are using Plesk as a reseller, make sure you create your subscription first so that you can add additional domains.

NOTE

Make sure you also add the domain in your AccountCenter. Please see this article for details.

Instructions

Add a Domain in Plesk Onyx

Service Provider View:

  1. On the left-hand menu, look for Hosting Services. Then click on Domains.

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  2. Click Add Domain.

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  3. Fill out the data fields with information regarding the domain you wish to add.

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    • Domain name: The name of your domain (i.e. mt-website.com). "www" is included automatically.
    • Assign this domain to a customer: If you wish to create an additional user limited to this domain.
    • Location of the website files: To assign the domain to a subscription. Generally "create a new subscription" is a good default option.
    • IP address: Select which IP you wish the domain to be on (if applicable).
    • Username: Name of an FTP/SSH user for the domain.
    • Password: Create a Strong Password for the Username.

  4. Click OK.
  5. The new domain should now be added to your domain list.

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Delete a Domain in Plesk Onyx

Service Provider View:

  1. Simply select the domain you wish to delete. Then click Remove.

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Add a Domain Alias in Plesk Onyx.

A domain alias will allow you to show the same website content for multiple domains. The alternate domains will remain in the URL (in the address bar of your browser). Aliases do not count against your Plesk domain total.

Service Provider View:

  1. On the left-hand menu, look for Hosting Services. Then click on Domains.

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  2. Click Add Domain Alias.

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  3. Fill out the data fields with information regarding the domain you wish to add.

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    • Domain alias name: The name of the domain alias you wish to use. "www' is automatically added for you.
    • for the domain: Select the domain you wish to the alias to be attached to.
    • Synchronize DNS zone with the primary domain: Select this if you wish to synchronize DNS (this is mainly applicable for domains using private name servers).
    • Mail service: If you wish the alias to have mail capabilities.
    • Web service: If you wish the domain to be web accessible.
    • Redirect with the HTTP 301 code: If you wish to redirect the domain alias to the parent domain.

  4. Click OK.
  5. The new domain alias should now be added to your domain list.

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Delete a Domain Alias in Plesk Onyx

Service Provider View:

  1. Simply select the domain alias you wish to delete. Then click Remove.

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Next Steps

If your domain will be using (mt) nameservers, you'll need to do add the domain in the AccountCenter. You manage the Zone File for your domain in the AccountCenter, not Plesk. For instructions, please see: How do I add a domain or subdomain to my server?

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