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Setting up Multiple Domains to Point to the Same Directory


It is possible to have multiple domains point to the same site or a directory on your site. To do this, simply assign both Addon Domains to the same directory (folder).

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Primary, Addon, and Parked Domains

The primary domain on your account will always be pointed directly to the public_html directory. As you assign additional domains to your account, you can assign them as either addon or parked domains.

An addon domain allows you to specify a directory inside of public_html, which the domain will point to. A parked domain will point directly to public_html the same way your primary domain does.

For a more detailed description of the addon and parked domains, please see Parked Domains vs. Addon Domains.

When assigning a domain as an addon domain, you are allowed to use the same directory as another addon domain. This will result in both addon domains pointing to the same folder and website content.

Assigning Two Domains To One Folder

Though both account experiences feature a vertical navigation menu on the left-hand side of the screen, Account Manager users will click on the Hosting option to access the Hosting Manager, while Bluerock account users will see a Domain drop-down. If you are still unsure what interface your account uses, please see Account Manager vs Rock to determine which step to follow.


  1. Log in to your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Click the Domains tab from the side navigation menu to the left.
  3. Click the Assign section from the submenu.
  4. Choose if you will assign a new domain to your account or one that is already associated with your account.
  5. If you are assigning a new domain, you must verify the ownership of the domain name.
  6. Choose Addon vs. Parked
    • Addon Domain: An addon domain name functions as its own domain and website, separate from your primary domain.
    • Parked Domain: A parked domain name will load the same website as your primary domain.
    • Unassigned Domain: An unassigned domain is attached to your account but does not point to a website or have a dedicated folder. Choose this option if you're not ready to host the domain yet. You can assign the domain as an addon or parked when you're ready.
  7. If you selected the Addon domain, choose the folder in your account that the domain will point to.
  8. Choose a Subdomain. The subdomain is only used by the Control Panel for the domain assignment. However, you will still access your domain name directly.
  9. Click the Assign this domain button at the bottom of the page to assign the domain.
  10. Once complete, you should see that the domain is listed in the Domains tab.

Account Manager

To begin, you will need to log in to your Bluehost Control Panel and Add your Domain. Once the domain has been added to your account, you can update which folder it points to from the cPanel.
  1. Click the Hosting tab from the side navigation menu on the left-hand side of your screen.
  2. Click the CPANEL button to load the cPanel.
  3. Scroll down to the Domains section, and click the Domains icon.
  4. Click Manage next to the domain you would like to point.
  5. Under UPDATE THE DOMAIN, enter the path to the folder you would like your domain to point to. 
  6. Click the Update button to point the domain to the specified folder.
  7. Once complete, you should see the new path reflected.

Note: To verify the ownership of your domain name. Here are the three ways this can be done:

  • Name Servers: Update your Name Servers to and
  • Create HTML Page: Create an HTML page on your existing host containing the text provided.
  • EPP Code: This will not transfer your domain name but use the EPP code to verify ownership.

Pro Tip! Check out this article for more information about How To Assign A Domain Name - A Record, Name Servers, HTML Page.

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You may also refer to our Knowledge Base articles to help answer common questions and guide you through various setup, configuration, and troubleshooting steps.