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Directory Pointers allow you to assign additional domains that will point directly to another folder on your Web Server. The practical application—you can build a completely separate website within separate folders, which allows you to host multiple websites on one hosting package.

To create a new directory pointer and assign a domain, follow these steps:

  1. 1. Access the Web Hosting Control Panel. For help, please see How Do I Access the Web Hosting Control Panel?
  2. 2. Click My Hosting Packages.
    • If you have multiple hosting packages, you will be prompted to select the package that you are updating.
  3. 3. Click Assign/Edit Your Domain.
  4. 4. Click Assign New.
  5. 5. Select a Domain from the drop-down box and click Select.
    • If your domain is not listed, select –Add domain not listed, then click Select. You will then manually type in the domain name and click Select. Be sure to follow the instructions displayed to configure the DNS to point correctly to your site.
    • If you have not registered a domain yet, then you can purchase and register a new domain, just click the Domain Names in the top navigation bar. Once the domain is registered, then start over from the beginning of the step 2 instructions.
  6. Click the /htdocs/ drop-down box and select the desired folder.
    • The drop-down box scans the server for all folders and list any there. If you want to create a new folder select the option to – Add directory not listed. Then create the same folder on the server using FTP or File Manager.

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Directory Pointers allow you to assign additional domains that will point directly to another folder on your Web Server. The practical application—you can build a completely separate website within separate folders, which allows you to host multiple websites on one hosting package.

To create a new directory pointer and assign a domain, follow these steps:

  1. 1. Access the Web Hosting Control Panel. For help, please see How Do I Access the Web Hosting Control Panel?
  2. 2. Click Domains from the left navigation bar.
  3. 3. Click + Add Domain Pointer.
  4. 4. If you would like a subdomain, (Ex: blog.janesbagels.com), check the box for sub domain and enter the sub domain (ex: blog).
  5. 5. If you would like to ensure your website resolves with www, be sure to leave that checked.
  6. 6. Select your domain from the drop down.
    1. If you domain is not listed, select "Not listed" and type in the domain you wish to point.
  7. 7. Select the directory you would like to point to. /htdocs is the default directory, which serves as the root for your website.  If you wish to point to a sub folder within your website, that is called a directory pointer. You can select a sub folder by clicking on /htdocs and selecting another folder.
  8. 8. Click save to finish.

Note:  If your domain is in your account, the DNS will automatically be changed to point ot the hosting. If your domain is registered elsewhere, you will need to manually change your DNS.

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