How to Build Subdomain Outside public_html in cPanel

April 11, 2024 / Domain and DNS

Building a subdomain outside public_html in cPanel offers enhanced security, organization, and flexibility for isolating sensitive content, testing new features, hosting multiple websites, and managing complex file structures.

Let us follow some simple steps:

  1. Log in to WHM.
  2. Select the “Server Configuration” category and click on the “Tweak Settings” sub-options.
    tweak settings
  3. You will enter a new page with multiple tabs.
  4. Under the “All” section, you can search “public_html” using the search box.
  5. You will find the option “Restrict document roots to public_html [?]”. This is usually “On”; switch it to “Off”.
  6. It stops users from creating subdomains outside their public html directory when set to “On”.
  7. Click on the “Save” button.

You can construct a subdomain outside public_html in cPanel, and should you encounter any difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact our support team.

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