Sub domains are more commonly used than a parked domain, in most cases to separate different areas of a website. If you have other cPanel accounts on your WHM server, you may want to monitor the subdomains being created. Thankfully WHM has an easy way to view and manage subdomains.
Where To Manage Subdomains in WHM
Step One: Log into your WHM administrative dashboard.
Step Two: Once logged in, in the upper left corner will be a search bar. Type in “Account Information” and hit enter.
Step Three: From the available options select List Subdomains. This will bring you to a page where you can see information regarding the subdomains on the server, and the account they belong to.
From the List Subdomains page in WHM, you will see a rough overview of each subdomain that exists on the server. This will include the cPanel username for the account that owns the subdomain, as well as the domain that it is attached to.
- Domain – The primary domain that the subdomain belongs to.
- User – The cPanel username for the account that has ownership of the subdomain.
- Subdomain – The subdomain, as it exists on the cPanel user’s account.
- Addon or Parked Domain – If the subdomain was created for an addon or parked domain, it will show listed here.
Unparking a Domain
From the List Subdomains page within WHM, if the subdomain exists as created for an Addon or Parked domain, you will have the option to Unpark that domain. To do this, simply click the blue Unpark button to the right of the domain.
After the Domain has been unparked successfully, you will see a message indicating this,
When an addon or parked domain is unparked, it will not remove the subdomain that was generated. This will need to be removed manually as well.
Removing a Subdomain
Next to each subdomain listed on the List Subdomains page in WHM will have a link next to it to Remove the subdomain. If you click this option, it will take you to the cPanel Subdomains page for that account to remove the domain.
Step One: From the cPanel Subdomains page, navigate the list of subdomains on the account until you find the one that you would like to remove
Step Two: To the right of the subdomain to be removed, there will be a link to Remove the subdomain. Click that to proceed.
Step Three: After attempting to Remove the subdomain, you will be prompted with a confirmation to remove the subdomain. If you are sure you want to proceed, click Delete Subdomain.
After the subdomain has been deleted, you will see a message indicating the removal was successful.
- How To Setup A Subdomain Using cPanel – Guide on how you can add additional subdomains to an existing cPanel account.
- Redirect a Subdomain Using .htaccess – How to redirect a subdomain using the .htaccess file.
- Why is a Subdomain Created for Every Add-on Domain – This will go into detail on why cPanel will add a new subdomain of the primary domain, for each addon domain that is created.