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How to switch my primary domain name with my addon domain?


Let’s say that you have one hosting account and two domain names used for two different websites – and

The domain is the primary domain for your account and is hosted as an addon domain,

Here are the steps you should take in order to switch the two domains, i.e. make primary for your account and host as an addon domain:

  • Remove from the addon slot from your cPanel > Addon domains.
  • Change the primary domain name for your account from to This can be done from your Help Desk > Domain name change.

More information on how to do this change can be found in this article.

  • Back up the website files for located in the public_html folder and then remove them or place them in another folder.
  • Move the files from the addon domain’s folder to your public_html directory.
  • Add to your addon slot from your cPanel > Addon domains.
  • Copy/restore the website files for to the newly created addon folder.

Please note that depending on the applications you are using, additional modifications to the applications’ configurations may be needed in order for them to work correctly from the new locations.

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Article ID: 178
Category: General cPanel FAQ
Date added: 2012-12-07 12:34:38
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