How To Add Second Website to Hostgator? Help...

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Newbie here.
Looking to create a second website within hostgator.
Could somebody tell me step by step what to do? pls be as specific and detailed as possible (very much appreciated)

Already bought domain and transferred to hostgator

Is it an addon domain install?
how do i handle the database creation? since i already created a database for my first domain.
do i have to install wordpress using fantastico deluxe?
pls explain the how / im sort of stuck
thanks.
#add #addon domain #hostgator #website
  • Profile picture of the author Jake Gray
    Originally Posted by hrivera7 View Post

    Is it an addon domain install?
    how do i handle the database creation? since i already created a database for my first domain.
    do i have to install wordpress using fantastico deluxe?
    pls explain the how / im sort of stuck
    thanks.
    Yes, hit the addon domain button in cPanel, Fill in the necessary information.

    Go into the SQL Manager and create the database.

    Fantastico will automatically install it, no need to gather database information if you are using that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andie
    The tutorial in the cpanel is very user friendly as well and might help you out

    The 2nd domain will need to have WP (or chosen platform) installed separately on it. Different domains may have different platforms and it keeps this all separate.
    You need to be sure and point your domain to Hostgator nameservers if you haven't yet.

    I am database dumb; but it seems these are auto done
    check out the tutorials

    Andie
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  • Profile picture of the author ProsperousViolet
    first step: Make sure to point the new domain to hostgator's nameservers
    second: addon the new domain in hostgator's cpanel (there should be an icon there for addons)
    third: install wordpress (Fantastico if still being used in Hostgator, or Simple Scripts) to your new domain ie public_html/newdomain

    You don't have to worry about database creation, it is automatic when you install Wordpress in the new domain.

    I hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author coronaborcalis
    In my case with hostmonster ( I think it will be the same with hostgator)
    I don't need to create another database. just install using simplescript (it's similar with fantastico) and you ready to go.

    Worpress Installed plus with your new databse
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  • Profile picture of the author Linda_C
    Originally Posted by hrivera7 View Post

    Newbie here.
    Could somebody tell me step by step what to do? pls be as specific and detailed as possible (very much appreciated)
    Okay, here's details... lol

    1) Go to your domain registrar and point the domain to your hostgator nameservers. If you don't remember them, look up your first domain at betterwhois.com and it will show you the nameservers.

    2) Log into your hostgator cpanel (OriginalDomain.com/cpanel) and click on the addon domains icon. Fill in the information - enter the whole domain name with the .com or .net

    3) Go back to "home" in cpanel. Click Fantastico

    4) When fantastico loads, click on "wordpress" in the left column.

    5) When the wordpress installer loads, select the new domain name from the drop down menu to be sure you install to the new domain, not the first one.

    6) When the install is done, there will be a box that allows you to send details to your email address. Do that if you want to. It's optional.

    Voila - you're done. Your admin will be at newdomain.com/wp-admin

    have fun.

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    • Profile picture of the author SLK59
      Been struggling for hours to add a second URL to Wordpress, then came across this advice and had the job done in minutes - thanks, Linda!
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    • Originally Posted by Linda_C View Post

      Okay, here's details... lol

      1) Go to your domain registrar and point the domain to your hostgator nameservers. If you don't remember them, look up your first domain at betterwhois.com and it will show you the nameservers.

      2) Log into your hostgator cpanel (OriginalDomain.com/cpanel) and click on the addon domains icon. Fill in the information - enter the whole domain name with the .com or .net

      3) Go back to "home" in cpanel. Click Fantastico

      4) When fantastico loads, click on "wordpress" in the left column.

      5) When the wordpress installer loads, select the new domain name from the drop down menu to be sure you install to the new domain, not the first one.

      6) When the install is done, there will be a box that allows you to send details to your email address. Do that if you want to. It's optional.

      Voila - you're done. Your admin will be at newdomain.com/wp-admin

      have fun.


      Thank you soooooo much Linda! You just saved me from deleting my whole cPanel as explained by HostGator...some very long time consuming process---this is WAYYY Better

      Just finished up my 2nd site thanx!
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    • Profile picture of the author vikash_kumar
      Originally Posted by Linda_C View Post

      Okay, here's details... lol

      1) Go to your domain registrar and point the domain to your hostgator nameservers. If you don't remember them, look up your first domain at betterwhois.com and it will show you the nameservers.

      2) Log into your hostgator cpanel (OriginalDomain.com/cpanel) and click on the addon domains icon. Fill in the information - enter the whole domain name with the .com or .net

      3) Go back to "home" in cpanel. Click Fantastico

      4) When fantastico loads, click on "wordpress" in the left column.

      5) When the wordpress installer loads, select the new domain name from the drop down menu to be sure you install to the new domain, not the first one.

      6) When the install is done, there will be a box that allows you to send details to your email address. Do that if you want to. It's optional.

      Voila - you're done. Your admin will be at newdomain.com/wp-admin

      have fun.

      Great Way of helping someone. Though, I agree that if you take help of Chart support feature of hostgator, They will happily help you. I am fan of their good quality support system.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dani78
        Click "AddOn Domains" when you log in and fill it.

        yourdomain.com (username, password). that's all.
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  • Profile picture of the author ollarbank
    Speak to hostgator... online chat is great
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  • Profile picture of the author Serenity090
    Catch one of their Technician in Live Chat and dont let him go untill you have added your Second Website...
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  • Profile picture of the author themikerogers
    If you contact hostgator support, theyll walk you through it
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  • Profile picture of the author IMProductReviews
    The first thing you need to do is buy a second domain on your hosting service. Once you have done that you can install a website builder and start building your sites

    hope this helped

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  • Profile picture of the author Karol Z
    Make sure you have the hosting plan which allows you to create addon domains, other than that your questions been answered above by a couple of other warriors.
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