How to Install Addon Domain to Bluehost [Webhosting Tutorial]

Bluehost is one of the shared hosting which is recommended by Official WordPress and it’s also a part of our recommended WordPress Webhosting. Bluehost allows you to host multiple domains and here I’m sharing how you can add another domain into your bluehost account. If you still not signed up with Bluehost, you can sign up from below link and they also offer 1 free domain.

Sign up for Bluehost Here

In case if you are not aware of addon domains, they are extra domain which you add into your WebHosting account and is not your primary domain which you used while purchasing hosting.

Login to your Bluehost Dashboard and click on addon domains under domain.

bluehost-addon-domain

Add domain

You need to add domain which you would like to use here add-domain

Verify your Domain ownership:

verify-ownership

You have two option to verify your ownership.

  1. DNS change
  2. EPP code

DNS change is simple, for this all you need to do is login to dashboard from where you have bought your domain and change DNS to reflect it to Bluehost Server where as EPP code authorization means, you need to transfer domain from your current domain hosting to Bluehost. I would suggest let your domain hosting + Webhosting be different.

I would select DNS change as it’s easy and quick, you can select any of the option you are comfortable with.

Read: How to Change DNS of domain bought from Google to Bluehost

Addon Domain/Parked Domain

addon-domain If you are planning to use your domain as a new site, select Addon domain.

Choose Addon Directory and Sub-domain

addon-domain-directory

At this stage you give a directory to your addon domain. For your convenience, I would suggest give your directory same name as your domain name. Look at the screenshot.

Click on Add Domain and your new addon-domain will be added to your Bluehost account.

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Harsh Agrawal

Harsh Agrawal

A blog scientist by mind and a passionate blogger by heart. Blogging on WordPress platform since 2008. Sharing his learning about WordPress hosting to help other bloggers & entrepreneurs make better decisions.

4 thoughts on “How to Install Addon Domain to Bluehost [Webhosting Tutorial]”

  1. Thanks for this article. I was adding a domain to my Bluehost account, but I got a bit stuck at step 4. I’ve done it the way you described it here.

    Bluehost don’t properly explain the difference between using an existing directory and creating a new directory. Would there be any complications if you chose to use an existing directory?

  2. Thanks. was looking for related info. Recently brought a hosting account with bluehost. Needed some help with the way the folders are organized/created on the FTP. When I follow the above process I have one main folder for my primary domain on the FTP while the addon domain gets created within the main domain folder. Is there a way to create individual folders on the ftp for separate addon domains just for the sake of organizing folders in a better way or do i just continue to live with what i have done so far. Thanks

  3. Thanks! Any idea how to change the “Addon Directory” once it has already been created? I need to relocate the directory for my subdomain.

    Any help is appreciated.

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