Server Administration & Management

How to Putting add-on domains on dedicated IPs in cPanel

The main domain and the add-on domains need to be on different dedicated IPs, This cannot be done directly through cPanel/WHM. If suppose your cPanel account username is “USER” and domains are:


1.) Then you have to edit the following files using vim or pico editor :

# vim /var/cpanel/userdata/USER/maindomain.tld
# vim /var/cpanel/userdata/USER/subdomain1.maindomain.tld
# vim /var/cpanel/userdata/USER/subdomain2.maindomain.tld

2) change the IP field to in each to your desired one.

3) Rebuild apache using /scripts/rebuildhttpdconf

4) Restart apache service.

5) Edit DNS zone file of each domain and point A record to the new IP.

That should be it! All your domains should work flawlessly and you should also be able to install SSL , if required.

July 21, 2012 - Posted by | cPanel | ,

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