[Resolved] DNS help and am I on the right track?
Hey all, new to WP. A few years ago I did some Joomla/Mambo sites and am jumping in again head first. I have a few client sites I need to get moving and I’m having some trouble. Here’s what I’m trying to accomplish.
I’ll give the most complicated example. I’m making a city website. They have an existing site that’s currently live. Eventually I’ll take over the domain and redirect it to my site. We’ll say it’s cityx.org. I started a HostGator reseller account and created an account for cityx giving them 1GB space/ 10GB bandwidth. I’ll monitor it, but I doubt they’ll even reach 150 MB / 1GB. They will mostly use it for links, calendars, announcements and a small handful of pictures. Eventually I hope to get them to move to online bill payments, but that’s a ways off.
1) Does that sound good or is my allocation off?
Right now I have the primary domain set up in HostGator as cityx.mycompany.com and I’m using Hover for my domains. There I have a CNAME record pointing cityx.mycompany.com to the URL of the website (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/~cityx/wpsite) Host doesn’t resolve. I asked Hover about it through their tickets, but nothing so far. Hopefully someone here is faster.
2) Any idea on the DNS issue?
3) Is my process correct so far?
Backing up a couple steps, after creating the space through HG, I add WP and want to go to town. I have to update the PHP settings though MyPHPAdmin due to the temporary domain/IP stuff. I think I have a good handle on that. When I go live, I’ll update those entries again to show cityx.com
4) Look good here? Any trouble when the domain gets redirected?
Then comes the actual WP building. I’m sure I’ll have more questions later, but so far that’s both well-documented and straight forward, at least as I see it.
Any help on any of the above questions would be fantastic. Or, if you have other tips or cautions I’m all ears.
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