Help with New Addon Domain

by Kevin Flask 7 replies
Good day all,

I sure could use some help with an addon domain I have
create with an existing domain and hosting account.

I would like the new addon domain to not be an extension
of my current domain (e.g. mydomain.com/newfolder/newdomain),
but rather be newdomain.com hosted on the same account.

I will be using Wordpress, and I am not sure what file to upload
everything in. The root is homedirectory/public_html/addondomain.com.

I am hosted with Hostgator and using Filezilla as my FTP program.

Any help is always greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Kevin
#main internet marketing discussion forum #addon #domain
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  • Profile picture of the author KirkMcD
    That's how addon domains work, but you can access it either way through the web.

    Either as

    hxxp://olddomain.com/newdomain.com
    or
    hxxp://newdomain.com

    I will be using Wordpress, and I am not sure what file to upload
    everything in. The root is homedirectory/public_html/addondomain.com.
    All files go into the root directory of the domain, which in this instance is homedirectory/public_html/addondomain.com
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Flask
      I cannot access it at newdomain.com.

      I get a Hostgator 404 error page.

      Thanks,
      Kevin
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      • Profile picture of the author Darrel Hawes
        Can you access it at:

        http://maindomain.com/newdomain <<--without the .com or whatever extension)

        or sometimes it might be:

        newdomain.maindomain.com

        If you can access through one of these methods, it's a domain name propogation issue that will take a few hours or so to filter through the internet.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kevin Flask
        OMG...That was the fastest installation I have ever had.

        Everything looks great.

        Thanks for the help!

        Kevin
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  • Profile picture of the author Darrel Hawes
    * Make sure your new domain is pointing at the proper Hostgator name server, and then (after giving ample time for the name to propogate..which for me has been almost instantly lately but can take several hours)

    * Create an addon domain in cpanel within your hosting account

    * Launch Fantastico and create your new wordpress installation. You'll be able to select your new domain.

    You can then browse the directories and files with Filezilla, and as Kirk mentions above, you should find a subdirectory with the name of your new domain, where the files for the new domain are stored.

    But it will still look like its own domain on the web.

    Make sense?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Flask
      Darrel,

      Thanks I'm going to try it right now. Haven't used Fantastico
      yet, but I have completed your steps 1 and 2.

      Thanks again,
      Kevin
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      • Profile picture of the author Darrel Hawes
        Originally Posted by Jestem ja View Post

        Darrel,

        Thanks I'm going to try it right now. Haven't used Fantastico
        yet, but I have completed your steps 1 and 2.

        Thanks again,
        Kevin
        If you've gotten that far, you should be able to fire up Filezilla and see the new directory for your new domain.

        And then you can either do a manual install of Wordpress in that directory, or use Fantastico to install it. Just make sure you choose the right domain.

        An alternative to Fantastico is Simple Scripts, but I don't know if Hostgator offers it.
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