How do I add a domain or subdomain to my server?

  • Applies to: All Service Types
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: AccountCenter access


It's easy to add a domain or subdomain to any of your (mt) Media Temple servers.

A subdomain is a domain that is part of a top-level domain. For example, is a top-level domain and is a subdomain.


    1. Log into your AccountCenter.
    2. Click on DOMAINS at the top of the screen and then choose ADD NEW DOMAIN OR SERVICE.


    3. Under ADD DOMAINS, click the ADD DOMAIN button.


    4. Type in your domain or subdomain. Be sure not to use any of the following subdomains: www, FTP, mail.


      Select I already own this domain. This option must be selected for a subdomain. 

      If you are trying to register a new domain, choose I want to register this domain. Additional details are here: How do I register a new domain?

    5. If you're adding a subdomain, you will see a warning box. Please read the message and click the check box to proceed.


    6. Now, select your server of choice. Then click on Next Step.

If a DNS zone file already exists for this domain on your account, you will receive a warning with the following options:
  • Point to another server: This option will allow you to point the domain to a new server.
  • Don't modify DNS: This option will leave the DNS for this domain as it stands. Select this if you do not want to make any changes to DNS.
  1. You'll now be returned to the Overview page of the AccountCenter. Your domain is listed under your selected server.

Next Steps