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  • I’ve been trying to figure out how to develope a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc site with WordPress. I do know that for each site, I need to re-install WordPress. My question is this: On my cPanel, I am only allowed one database. In order to be able to develope additional sites, am I going to have to upgrade so I can have unlimited databases?


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  • whooami



    no, thats what the prefix setting inside your wp-config.php is for.

    Well, I’ve looked at the link you provided, and I still can’t figure it out. Maybe I just need to leave it alone for a while, and then come back. Maybe I’ll see things a little more clearly then.

    Look under the heading “Single Database” – it really does describe what you need to do.

    I know it does, it’s just me.

    This might help me. When I originally installed wordpress, I installed it in public_html. To re-install, do I need to make another folder (i.e. public1_html) and then re-install in that folder? I’m going to wp-config.php, clicking on edit and changing the wp_, but it’s the “Upload each wp-config.php file to its specific root/installation directory” part that’s confusing me.

    Aha. We were answering the question about databases.

    I don’t know how your host sets things up, but if you can provide a little more information, we might be able to help.

    Are you planning to install your extra blogs on different domains:

    and so on

    Or are you planning to have them on the same domain:

    and so on

    That will determine what folders you need to create and where you need to create them.

    You cannot make a second public_html ever. THat’s not how servers work. That’s your root folder/directory and you can have only ONE.

    Furthermore, you can have ONLY one WP installation in a folder.
    For every new WP installation you will need to create a new (sub)folder UNDER the public_html.
    So, they will be accessible by etc.
    (replace blog1 and 2 with whatever you want)

    What is confusing? installation directory – pretty clear; where your new WP installation’s files are.

    p.s. I just noticed LesBessant’s post has been caught by Akismet…

    Like I said, it was just me. Ok, I took some tylenol, got a little rest and then came back to take another look. I think I’ve got it licked. These are the steps I took:

    The first site I made is

    I wanted to make a site for breast cancer, so:

    1. I made a new folder called “breastcancer” and uploaded that to my server.

    2. I uploaded wordpress to the new folder, changed the wp-config.php file, and everything seemed to work fine.

    Now, I have two sites:

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