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Set Up or Change the Destination of Your Domain

For Webhosting Packages.

This article describes how to change a domain's destination to point to a folder in your package's web space.

You may want to reference the guide on how to Redirect/Forward Your Domain if you would like to forward traffic for your domain to a different URL.

Step 1
Log in to the 1&1 Control Panel using your Customer ID OR domain name and your password.

If you have only one package, you will land on the Administration page. If you have more than one package, select the package in question to reach its Administration page.

Package overview
Package overview

Step 2
Click the Domain Center link from the Domains panel.
Domains > Domain Center
Domains > Domain Center

Step 3
Check the box next to the domain to select it and then click the Destination button and select Show Destination.

If the Destination button is grayed out after checking the box to select a domain, the Domain Destination is Unmodifiable.

Select Show Destination
Select Show Destination
Step 4
Click the Edit button next to Destination. Click Edit
Click Edit
Step 5
You may now choose to point the domain to an Existing directory (an existing folder) or you can Create new directory (create a new folder). Please reference the correct section below:

Existing Directory
  • Select Home Directory from the Destination drop-down box.
  • Select Existing directory from the Home Directory drop-down box.
  • Select the folder that holds the website's files from the Existing directory drop down box.
Make the proper selections
Make the proper selections

Click the OK button to save your changes.

Click OK
Click OK

Create New Directory
  • Select Home Directory from the Destination drop-down box.
  • Select Create new directory from the Home Directory drop-down box.
  • Enter a name in the Create New Directory text box for the folder to use for the website's files.
  • Click the OK button to save your changes.
Make the proper selections
Make the proper selections
Step 6
A confirmation page is displayed that the domain should update in about 10 minutes. Click OK
Click OK

For additional information, you may want to reference: