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[resolved] Do I need a multi-site? (5 posts)

  1. Dtkw969
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hi guys, sorry if this question seems elementary.

    I have a hosting service with Host Gator and I'm currently running a blog with wordpress on it.

    I plan to have another website using wordpress, with un-related content and purpose to my first blog, but i want to host it on the same hosting plan as the one i currently have to save monthly fees.

    Do i need to use a wordpress multisite installation? If not, how do i go about installing wordpress for my second website ?

    Thanks a bunch.

    Regards,
    Dexter

  2. OshikErnst
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hi,
    You have various options:
    1) a new domain

    buy a new domain, in your hostgator cpanel create new addon domain and point the nameservers to your hostgator server (DNS).
    That's it. you have a new website (blog) on the same account

    2) sub domain
    In your cpanel create a new subdomain and install your wordpress there (can have some SEO issues, so i prefer the first option)

  3. Bet Hannon
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    I would NOT create a multisite install for this. Use either of the two options that OshikErnst describes.

    Here's a helpful article on when not to use multisite: http://halfelf.org/2011/dont-use-wordpress-multisite/

  4. Yes, Bet is correct. Using Multisite in your situation would go against the intentions of Multisite -- creating a network of related websites.

  5. Dtkw969
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hi everyone,

    thanks for the quick and informative replies, much appreciated. The support forum is fantastic!

    I will heed the advice here.

    Thanks again

    Regards,
    Dexter

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