Managing Website Aliases

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Managing Website Aliases

Last updated September 13th, 2010

Website aliases are additional domains mapped to your website. By default the Control Panel will create an alias to allow the following domains to work:

  1. example.co.nz
  2. www.example.co.nz

If you added the website hostname as "example.co.nz" then the Control Panel will create the matching "www.example.co.nz" alias automatically, and visa-versa. This means that either domain can be used to access the website. You can then add additional aliases or remove them by following the instructions below.

Important: In order for a website to be generally accessible you need both the DNS records pointing to your server AND the website aliases to be defined. You can read more about this in the FAQ Why is my website not working using "www.".

Step by Step - Adding Aliases

Follow the steps below to ADD a website alias.

  1. Select the website you want to add the alias for

  2. At the bottom of the Manage Website page is a section entitled "Aliases". Existing Aliases are listed.

  3. Click the "+ Add" button. See Figure 1.

  4. Enter the alias in full

  5. Press "+ Add alias" to confirm and save

Step by Step - Deleting Aliases

Follow the steps below to DELETE a website alias.

  1. Select the website you want to remove the alias from

  2. At the bottom of the Manage Website page is a section entitled "Aliases". Existing Aliases are listed.

  3. Click the red "X" button next to the alias you want to remove. See Figure 2.

  4. Click the confirmation button

Figure 1

Add alias

Figure 2

Delete alias

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