[resolved] Add-on domain question (6 posts)

  1. dustinjw
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I've assigned an add-on domain to my primary domain (www.slickandtwistedtrails.com) and would like to install WordPress a second time to start working on my add-on site.

    However, I'm having trouble figuring out where to install WordPress for a second time. At this screen:

    Where would you like WordPress installed?

    I select my add-on domain: http://www.jetcopywriting.com

    However, when I click to install it there, WP says:
    Directory already exists, are you sure you want to overwrite contents?

    Should I be selecting a different domain instead? Such as: http://jetcopywriting.com or http://jetcopywriting.slickandtwistedtrails.com

    I just want my add-on domain to be http://www.jetcopywriting.com.

    I'm worried about messing up my primary domain.

    Newcomer to WP. Thanks for the help.

  2. With an add-on domain, http://jetcopywriting.slickandtwistedtrails.com and
    http://jetcopywriting.com are basically the same, but you still probably want your installation on http://jetcopywriting.com.

    Have you already created other files in the jetcopywriting.com folder? Those files might be overwritten by the one-click install.

    What host are you using? Most of my experience is using BlueHost. If you don't trust SimpleScripts, you can always install the second WP install via FTP.

  3. dustinjw
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey Kevin;

    Thanks for the response.

    If I've created any files on jetcopywriting, I didn't do it on purpose. So I could care less if they're overwritten.

    All I care about is not messing with my primary blog. So if I install WP to http://jetcopywriting and click overwrite it won't do any damage to my primary blog?

    Thanks again,

  4. dustinjw
    Posted 3 years ago #

    And yes, I am using Bluehost.

  5. Yeah as long as your primary blog is not in that same folder you'll be fine.

    Take a look at the server path when you select http://jetcopywriting. It should be something like this:

    Server Path: /home1/ROOTDOMAIN/public_html/JETCOPYWRITING/

    This is the folder where WordPress will be installed. So if your other blog is in the root folder or another folder, you'll be fine.

    Hope that helps.

  6. dustinjw
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yep, I went ahead with the install and all is well.

    Appreciate your help.

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