How do I add a domain to Plesk?

When you first order your hosting plan, your primary domain is automatically set up in Plesk, however if you’ve registered additional domains, you will need to add these manually. You could add the domain for standard hosting, or set it up as an alias such that it forwards to other domains. Here’s how:

  1. Add the domain as a standard hosting domain. Log in to Plesk then choose the “Add Domain” button. If you don’t see such a button, you likely have our Helium or Carbon plan and require an upgrade to Titanium to host multiple websites under the same plan.
  2. Add the domain in Plesk as an alias to forward it to another domain you host

Once added, you can upload your website content using the Plesk File Manager, install WordPress (or other software) to get your website ready to go, or learn how to transfer your website. You will also want to add your mail accounts to Plesk, as you’d like them configured.

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