How do I point a parked domain to a specific folder?

The simple answer is - you cannot point a parked domain to a different folder. Parked domains are aliases for your primary website and can only point to the public_html directory of your account.

However, you can redirect parked domain to a different website. This can be done in cPanel -> Parked Domains -> Manage redirection. However, when redirected, the visitor will no longer be browsing the target website via the parked domain.

If redirection is not suitable for you, you can use addon domains instead. Addon domains allow you to have a separate domain name for a unique website in a separate folder  of its own, different from the public_html. You can read our detailed tutorial on addon domains for more information.

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