How to Add a Website

Learn how to add more websites to your hosting plan

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If you have a Web Premium, a Web Business, or a Cloud hosting plan, you can host multiple websites within the same hosting plan.

Step 1 — Preparations

Ensure that you own the domain that you want to add. Depending on the method you're using to create your website, you have a few options:

  • For websites built using HTML or a content management system (CMS) like WordPress, you can:

    • Register a new domain name as part of the process described below, either by purchasing it or, if your hosting plan is eligible, by selecting a free domain.

    • Use a domain you have already registered elsewhere.

  • For Hostinger Website Builder sites, you can choose a domain later. You'll get assigned a free temporary domain, and you can later connect a custom domain whenever you're ready

If you use an existing domain registered elsewhere, make sure to point it to Hostinger💡

Step 2 — Add the Website

Navigate to the Websites section of your hPanel and click on Add website:

The Add website button in the Websites section at Hostinger

The Add website options in the Websites section at Hostinger

Select the desired option from the dropdown list and follow the onboarding process:

  • WordPress — start right away with one of the most popular CMS.

  • Hostinger Website Builder — a user-friendly and efficient AI-powered option.

  • Migrate website — bring your website hosted on a different provider to Hostinger.

  • See all options — get a personalized experience that integrates all the previous options.

The Add website options in the Websites section at Hostinger

NOTE

  • If you have multiple hosting plans, you'll get an Add or migrate a website button instead of Add website. You will be able to choose the hosting plan for which you want to add the website. Then, you can continue with the personalized experience.

Expand the sections below for more details about each option:

Create a WordPress Website

The onboarding process will guide you through the following steps:

  1. Define your website type: online store, blog, etc.

  2. Fill in the login details for the WordPress admin account.

  3. Select plugins to pre-install.

  4. Select a theme.

  5. Connect an existing domain or register a new one.

Using the Hostinger Website Builder

You will be directed to the website builder platform to start creating your website right away.

Migrate Website

You will be presented with the following options:

  • Upload website — import an archive file (in .zip, .tar, or .gz format and a maximum size of 256Mb) from your local device.

  • Transfer website — create a migration request.

After that, you will be able to connect an existing domain or register a new one.

Personalized Experience

The onboarding process will guide you through the following steps:

  1. Define your website type: online store, blog, etc.

  2. Select to create a new website or migrate (upload or transfer) an existing one.

  3. For new websites, select a platform: WordPress or Hostinger Website Builder. You will be directed to the corresponding flow.

Some steps in the onboarding process can be skipped if needed, for example, to create an empty website, as detailed in the following section.

Creating an Empty Website

This option is suitable for the following cases:

  • If you want to choose how to create your website later on.

  • When you plan to use a different CMS or custom code.

  • If your website is currently hosted elsewhere, and you want to use the free email service included in your hosting plan with your domain.

Start by clicking on Add WebsiteSee all options to reach the personalized experience Create. Then, click on Skip:

The Add website skip button for creating empty website at Hostinger

In the next step, click Skip again, and you will be presented with the options to connect a domain. After that, your empty website will be successfully created.

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