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Multisite to be installed on domain not at root (12 posts)

  1. wpusertoday
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am trying to fix this for a few days and unable to solve this

    My configuration
    Shared hosting -- micfo.com
    domain registered - 1and1.com

    my domain where multisite is installed (so not at the root of the hosting) is

    /public_html/mymultisitedoamin.com

    I want to map 2 more domains on this multisite install

    myFirstAddeddoamin.com
    mySecondAddeddoamin.com

    I went and installed MS and configured it. did step1,2,3 of the network setup and using sub-directory

    Then went to site and added the myFirstAddeddoamin and mySecondAddeddoamin

    ADded domain mapping plugin - /wp-content/mu-plugins
    WordPress MU Domain Mapping
    Have added Server IP Address of the hosting

    Now on registrar - 1and1.com
    mymultisitedoamin.com
    myFirstAddeddoamin.com
    mySecondAddeddoamin.com

    All point to nameserver of my hosting ns1. and ns2.

    I need help to make the correct changes to domain Registrar and hosting
    i.e what should be the correct configuration for my registrar and hosting?

    Should I add the domain on the hosting as Addon?
    What should be the path for the addon?

    Any help will be appreciated as I am frustrated with this

  2. Actually it is in the root of your host.

    /public_html/mymultisitedoamin.com is a valid root. You were fine with it. :)

    Add the domains as parked domains, and park them on top of mymultisitedoamin.com

  3. wpusertoday
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thanks

    Add the domains as parked domains, and park them on top of mymultisitedoamin.com

    by this you mean
    Go to Addon domain in cpanel

    New Domain name: myFirstAddeddoamin.com
    Document Root: /public_html/mymultisitedoamin.com/myFirstAddeddoamin.com

    I have the above setup... I get the default cgi Index (not the wordpress)

    If above is incorrect please let me know..... what do I do next ...thanks

  4. No no.

    That's an add-on. A parked domain is something else. There should be anotehr option, but you want the document root to be /public_html/mymultisitedoamin.com/

  5. wpusertoday
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    ok...

    If I try that then I can only get to /public_html.
    Domain Root: /public_html

    There is no place to change that.

  6. wpusertoday
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    btw --- this is from hostgator (not my current hosting) but the concept is the same

    http://support.hostgator.com/articles/cpanel/how-to-park-a-domain-on-an-addon-domain

    It does not work for me anyways :(

  7. Then you have to ask your host what their trick is for it, but yes, that's exactly what you're supposed to do.

  8. wpusertoday
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Then you have to ask your host what their trick is for it, but yes, that's exactly what you're supposed to do. you mean

    you mean to change the park doamin to have an updated Domain Root: /public_html?

  9. wpusertoday
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So I tried this on the hostgator hosting....

    The cpanel is standard. I cannot add this as a Park domain.

    This has to be a common problem. I cannot believe I am the only one having this problem.

    Has anyone seeing this problem?

  10. The cpanel is standard. I cannot add this as a Park domain.

    That's... well see you have to ask your host, becuase parking domains is something you can totally do on cpanel. If your account has permissions to do so. That you don't means you may not be allowed to.

    First, remove the add-on for your seconddomain. Just get rid of it. THEN try to park it?

  11. wpusertoday
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I called hostgator to do this.....

    The tech did not have a clue and after 45 mins ended up creating a CNAMe entry from my myFirstAddeddoamin.com TO mymultisitedoamin.com.

    That did not solve the problem..

    Calling them again to see if they are able to do this.

    What shared hosting has worked for other Multisite users?

  12. Shared hosting and multisite will always be a little iffy.

    Try telling Hostgator this: "I want to park a domain on top of my add-on domain. How do I do that?"

    Leave out Multisite for now, they don't have to care ;)

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