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[resolved] Dealing with two sites on one server (5 posts)

  1. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I now have a second WordPress installation and site located in my public_html folder. I first had to revert to default .htaccess files in order to do that installation, and now I have yet to put BPS back to work because I do not know what the overall effect might be. I assume I will need to add BPS to the second site also, but I will let you tell me what I need to do and/or should or should not do here.

    Many thanks.

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  2. AITpro
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, BPS needs to be installed on all of your sites in order to create the exact specific .htaccess files that are required for each site. These are single/standard WordPress installations and not Network/MU subsites correct?

  3. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, correct, and my concern was in not knowing whether BPS might somehow block or restrict me at the server (BlueHost) while I was/am completing the installation/importation of site_2 into my public_html folder that well-precedes where site_1 is located.

  4. AITpro
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Nope BPS should not block an automated WP installer unless of course you were trying to do the new site installation in a folder that already had an .htaccess file in it. If you are doing a manual installation, clone or migration BPS would not block these installation methods.

  5. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ...unless of course you were trying to do the new site installation in a folder that already had an .htaccess file in it.

    If I am understanding here, that seems to have been my case. While using SimpleScripts at my BlueHost Dashboard, I had to disable BPS in order to do the installation of site_2 in my public_html folder...and here is the .htaccess still present within that folder even while BPS yet remains disabled:

    #   BULLETPROOF PRO 5.D DEFAULT .HTACCESS
    
    # If you edit the line of code above you will see error messages on the BPS Security Status page
    # WARNING!!! THE default.htaccess FILE DOES NOT PROTECT YOUR WEBSITE AGAINST HACKERS
    # This is a standard generic htaccess file that does NOT provide any website security
    # The DEFAULT .HTACCESS file should be used for testing and troubleshooting purposes only
    
    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>
    
    # END WordPress

    I might never understand how all of this works, but now I surely do know my public_mtml folder is well-covered while BPS is at work!

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