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cPanel addon domain now masking full URL

Posted March 29, 2014 3.5k views
Hi all, I set up an addon domain (addondomain.com) in my account's cPanel. The document root is set to be host.com/public_html/addondomain where host.com is the main domain name on my account. It works, however, when you enter addondomain.com it shows the full URL path on the host domain (i.e. host.com/addondomain) instead of displaying as addondomain.com Could it be a result of my .htaccess file? Pasted below: RewriteEngine On IndexOptions +Charset=UTF-8 # Redirect www urls to non-www RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^host\.com RewriteRule (.*) http://host.com/$1 [R=301,L] Thanks in advance for the help!

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This is most likely a DNS issue. How have you set up the DNS addondomain.com?

The contents of the VirtualHosts blocks in the files in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled might also be helpful in debugging this.

If you want to by pass cpanel, we have a tutorial for setting up multiple domains on the same droplet:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-apache-virtual-hosts-on-ubuntu-12-04-lts
by Etel Sverdlov
This tutorial shows you how to set up a new directory, how to grant the correct permissions, how to add content to a new page, how to turn on virtual hosting, and how to, if needed, set up local hosts. Virtual Hosts are used to run more than one domain off of a single IP address and allows you to run multiple sites off of a single DigitalOcean droplet. This tutorial describes how to set up virtual hosts with Apache.
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