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How To Setup Email On A Subdomain
How To Setup Email On A Subdomain

It's easy to set up an email on a subdomain once it's created.

Jamie G. avatar
Written by Jamie G.
Updated over a week ago

Recently I was working on a project where I used G-Suite for my primary domain but needed server-side email functionality for a script I was running.

To accomplish this, I simply setup a couple of email addresses on a subdomain.

This is also the perfect solution for those of you wanting to install WHMCS on a subdomain (i.e. https://billing.yourdomain.com) so you can pipe support and sales request right into the WHMCS sales desk all while retaining your same email settings on your primary domain.

Setup As Subdomain In cPanel

  • For those of you using our Basic Web Hosting, you have to setup the subdomain inside of cPanel.

  • If you’re just using the subdomain for email, this is a fine practice and it’s extremely easy as long as you’re using our local DNS.

  • If you’re using a third-party DNS provider such as Cloudflare, you’ll have to make sure you add the proper DNS entries, but our support team can help with that as well.

  • To setup, simply navigate to cPanel -> Domains -> Add the subdomain.

  • Navigate over to cPanel -> Email Accounts to setup individual email addresses.

Setup As A Separate cPanel Account

  • If you have a reseller hosting package, it might make more sense to create the subdomain as its separate cPanel account.

  • If you’re a frequent reader of our blog, then you know I like to setup separate cPanel accounts for various reasons, but mainly because this “resets” the limitations on the server (meaning it can use more RAM and memory).

  • This is also the safest way to go about adding additional domains/subdomains.

  • To setup, simply navigate to Web Host Manager -> Create A New Account.

  • Rather than using a domain, enter the subdomain (i.e. billing.yourdomain.com) and use the password generator to create a strong one. Once added, login to cPanel -> Email Accounts and create the address needed.

  • As long as you’re using NameHero’s name servers or your Reseller name servers, then you will be all set to begin sending and receiving email immediately.

  • If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our team via phone, live chat, or our ticket system!

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