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Subdomain installation question (13 posts)

  1. ryanwoon
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi

    I'm new around here, and to wordpress as well. Is anyone able to point me to any online resource that details how to make addtional wordpress installations with the URL newblog.mydomain.com instead of the default provided by fantastico at mydomain.com/newblog?

    Thanks for allllll the help anyone could provide? I couldn't seek anything on google about this.

    Ryan

  2. Joshua Sigar
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    So, you want a subdomain. You could create one through cpanel or maybe any other admin panels provided by your webhost. It should be easy to find if your webhost supports it.

  3. ryanwoon
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Actually Cpanel supports subdomains and I've already been tinkering around with it. The only problem is that the subdomain, by default, is designated at a URL with with the form "mydomain.com/subdomain", and not "subdomain.mydomain.com" that I'd like it to have.

    Are there any settings like, I could tweak after set-up to rejig the URL format?

    I know it all sounds a little confusing, and I realised I didn't make that very clear in the first post after reading the reply. But hey, thanks for reading, really appreciate it.

  4. navid
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I am not sure I understand you exactly but it should be noted that subdomains ARE sudirectories of the root. Thats how they work.

    Therefore, mydomain.com/subdomain IS subdomain.mydomain.com. They are the exact same thing.

  5. Joshua Sigar
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I don't know if I understand the problem. I don't do this stuff much either, so the following may not accurate.

    When you set subdomain e.g. subdomain.mydomain.com in cpanel, you could then set where it redirects to. You could set it to mydomain.com/subdomain, mydomain.com/somefolder, or anything else.

    When browser points subdomain.mydomain.com, it will pull up the content from wherever it redirects; however, the browser's address bar will still show subdomain.mydomain.com.

    Note that user will still able to access the same content by entering mydomain.com/somefolder.

    So, in short if I want to make subdomain, I will just pick the subdomain's name and I'll get subdomain.mydomain.com. No further set up necessary.

    If your cpanel has different behavior, then you might want to contact your host how to accomplish what you want.

  6. ryanwoon
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi, You got the part about redirection right and I didn't think of it initially, it works - thanks a lot. Although I was in fact looking for a URL with more "permanence" than redirection.

    I figured the best way to explain what i mean is to illustrate with a real-life example: eg. like what blogger/blogspot does for its users, placing their IDs before the "mydomain.com" portion., with the format of "user1.blogspot.com" that doesn't redirect thereafter to "blogspot.com/user1".

    If anyone, anyone at all has any inkling how to accomplish this, please do add your two-cents! :)

  7. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @ryanwoon
    In my experience you can set up subdomains (in cPanel) in two ways: with or without redirect.
    If you do not set up a redirect for a subdomain, it will work exactly as you want: http://newblog.mydomain.com and any subdirectory or file under it will appear in the browser's address bar as http://newblog.mydomain.com/directory/file.php.
    Note: However when you look at the tree of your site (either in cPanel's FileManager or through an FTP client) all the subdomains look like a subdirectory of the site, but don't worry about it.

    I have subdomains with redirect and without it, so I am pretty sure it works in the way described above.

    Edit. Obviously you cannot install WP into a subdomain through Fantastico. For subdomain install first create your subdomain in cPanel - without redirect setup! - then upload the WP files through FTP into the "directory" that has your subdomain's name.

  8. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I am not sure I understand you exactly but it should be noted that subdomains ARE sudirectories of the root. Thats how they work.

    Therefore, mydomain.com/subdomain IS subdomain.mydomain.com. They are the exact same thing. - navid

    Not necessarily. I've used sub-domains that were not a sub dir off of the main site. In fact it was at my usr root where the dir was located. Maybe it's the way my host is set up, but I can pick any dir below my usr folder to designate as the targe of a domain or subdomain.

    Granted for 85% of the hosts out there, your statement is true, it's just not 100% accurate.

    Tg

  9. ryanriggin
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Forgive me if this question has already been answered in this thread, but I didn't see it. Is it possible for me to install WP on a subdomain if I already have it installed on the root site. Example, I have wordpress running on http://www.ryanriggin.com, and it works great. I'm looking to run a separate blog with WP on subdomain.ryanriggin.com.

    ryan

  10. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yes, you can. It is exactly as if you installed it in a different directory. If you have enough space (and DB) you can have as many WP installs as you wish. Of course, don't forget to change the table prefixes for every install in the config file(s) if you are using the same db.

  11. altoyes
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    hi moshu

    regarding post

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/22597

    Edit. Obviously you cannot install WP into a subdomain through Fantastico. For subdomain install first create your subdomain in cPanel - without redirect setup! - then upload the WP files through FTP into the "directory" that has your subdomain's name.

    can you point me in the right direction to learn how to "upload the WP files through FTP"?

    alto

  12. altoyes
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    hi moshu

    oops, i already know part of the answer. i know what ftp is and use it all the time, just did not know what it was called.

    i want to make a copy of my wordpress which is in a directory in the root and then put that copy into a sub domain. so that then i can backup that subdomain directory separately from the root directory, so that when comes the time to do a c-panel subdomain backup restore, then i can restre that subdomain directory only, instead of all of the other directories which don't need restoring.

    how do i do that?
    alto

  13. seomentor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks alot moshu for the support. Your answer really helped me.

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