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Changing a Primary Domain

You can change your cPanel password from here without needing to know any previous password you have set.

If the domain you are looking to change is already in use on another site as an Addon domain or primary domain, you will not be able to use it. You will have to detach the domain already in use to move it to your primary domain. Remove any subdomains of your primary domain name before you can change it.

It is worth noting that WordPress can break when changing your primary domain, as can several other web design applications. This can happen because of database requirements, file directories, among multiple other things configured within the cPanel. If changing the primary domain for one of these applications, we suggest opening a Support Ticket with our technical support with the request.

To change your primary domain, please follow these steps:

Navigate to your Home page and click Manage next to your shared, business shared, or reseller service.

Select Change Domain from the list of options.
Enter in your new cPanel Main Domain in the text field. After editing your main domain and click the Change Domain button. Your primary domain is now changed, and all associated primary files within your cPanel service that existed for your old domain will display for the new domain name now.

Written by Hostwinds  /  January 5, 2021

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