Adding new domain and sub-domain in PLESK

To add a new domain in Plesk, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Plesk.
  2. In the left sidebar, click Websites & Domains:

    Plesk - Sidebar - Websites and Domains

  3. Click Add Domain:

    Plesk - Add Domain

    The Adding New Domain Name page appears:

    Plesk - Adding New Domain Name page

  4. In the Domain name text box, type the domain name for the site.
  5. In the Hosting type list box, select one of the following options:

    • Website hosting: This option enables you to host a website and e-mail services.
    • Forwarding: This option enables you to redirect traffic from one site to another site.
    • No hosting: This option enables you to host DNS and e-mail services, but not a website.
  6. Confirm that the Activate the DNS service and Activate the mail service check boxes are selected.
  7. Under Hosting Settings, Plesk automatically completes the Document root and Preferred domain options. Confirm that they are set to the values you want.

    • The document root is the directory where the website files are actually stored.
    • The preferred domain option enables you to redirect a website. This is frequently used for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) purposes.
  8. Click OK. Plesk adds the domain.

Adding a new subdomain

After you create a domain, you can easily add a new subdomain (for example, testing.example.com). To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Plesk.
  2. In the left sidebar, click Websites & Domains:

    Plesk - Sidebar - Websites and Domains

  3. Click Add Subdomain.
  4. In the Subdomain name text box, type the subdomain name you want to use.
  5. In the Parent domain list box, select the parent domain.
  6. Under Hosting Settings, Plesk automatically completes the Document root option. Confirm that it is set to the value you want.
    The document root is the directory where the website files are actually stored.
  7. Click OK. Plesk adds the subdomain.

Adding a new domain alias

Domain aliases enable you to point one or more domains to your primary domain. For example, if your primary domain is example.com, you could have domain aliases for example.org and example.net that point to example.com.

To add a new domain alias, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Plesk.
  2. In the left sidebar, click Websites & Domains:

    Plesk - Sidebar - Websites and Domains

  3. Click Add Domain Alias. The Add a Domain Alias page appears.
  4. In the Domain alias name text box, type the name of the domain alias.
  5. In the for the domain list box, select the domain (the primary domain) for which you are creating the alias.
  6. Under Settings, select the options you want for the domain alias:
    • To synchronize DNS between the primary domain and the domain alias, select the Synchronize DNS zone with the primary domain check box.
      When this option is enabled, any changes you make to the DNS zone of the primary domain are also applied to the DNS zone of the domain alias.
    • To enable e-mail for the domain alias, select the Mail service check box.
    • To enable web content for the domain alias, select the Web service check box.
    • To redirect the domain alias using the HTTP 301 (Moved Permanently) status code, select the Redirect with the HTTP 301 code check box.
      When this option is enabled, search engines only index the primary domain. If this option is disabled, search engines index the domain alias and the primary domain, which can negatively affect search engine rankings.
  7. Click OK. Plesk adds the domain alias.

Adding a new forwarding domain

Domain forwarding enables you to redirect traffic from one site to another site. This feature is useful if you want to send traffic to another site that is hosted on a different server.

To add a new forwarding domain, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Plesk.
  2. In the left sidebar, click Websites & Domains:

    Plesk - Sidebar - Websites and Domains

  3. Click Add Domain. The Adding New Domain Name page appears.
  4. In the Domain name text box, type the domain name you want to use as a forwarder.
  5. In the Hosting type list box, select Forwarding.
  6. Confirm that the Activate the DNS service and Activate the mail service check boxes are selected.
  7. Under Forwarding Settings, in the Destination address text box, type the domain name of the target website.
    For example, if you type example.com in step 4, and then type example.org in this step, example.com will forward to example.org.
  8. In the Forwarding type section, select the forwarding method you want to use:
    • Moved permanently (code 301)
    • Moved temporarily (code 302)
    • Frame forwarding
  9. Click OK. Plesk adds the forwarding domain.

 

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