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Adding WordPress to Subdomain without having it on the Primary Domain (7 posts)

  1. thedavidpearson
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey,

    I'm trying to add a subdomain to my primary domain so I can redesign my website in wordpress and eventually transfer my page over to wordpress. However, I can't figure out how to install wordpress to my subdomain without installing it to my primary domain. I run my site through bluehost, so I figured it would be easy, but I can't figure it out.

    Any suggestions?
    David

  2. wp_bh_fan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Did you create a subdomain first in their cPanel? Usually you'll have to do that and then in their auto-installer there should be an option to select the subdomain you just created.

  3. thedavidpearson
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yeah, I created the subdomain on the cpanel, but I don't see where I can do an auto install with it. I've tried simple scripts and it only gives me the option to install on the primary domain.

  4. thedavidpearson
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Okay, I installed wordpress onto the subdomain now. I was able to do it the way that you suggested, however, it won't let me access my subdomain now. When I go to it, my browser says that it cannot find the server.

  5. wp_bh_fan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Are the name servers pointed to the bluehost name servers? If so, you might contact support to see what they can do to help get that one sorted for you.

  6. thedavidpearson
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The DNS are pointing to GoDaddy, so that's probably the problem, but would changing the DNS mess the original site up? Or would I have to change the DNS for just the subdomain...

  7. wp_bh_fan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you're name servers are pointing to GoDaddy, and you then point them to Bluehost, when you visit your domain, it will bring up what you have at Bluehost. If you want to keep what you have working for the time being at GoDaddy, and then build your site out on the sub domain, then just point the sub domain's A record to Bluehost. You'd have to contact Bluehost to get your IP address unless you already have it, and they can explain how to set that up with GoDaddy so that only the subdomain part will point to Bluehost.

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