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  • Hi everyone,

    I’d just like some clarity on this, please.

    I’ve published a website from one of my localhosts installs.

    I want to start a second website, but don’t want to use the multisite function.

    Do I need to install Bitnami WordPress again to make a new website, and/or make a new WordPress account (or should I go down the line of XAMPP).


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    Thread Starter thomasscottphoto


    Hi @lcf,

    Thank you very much!

    If I’m doing a site for someone else, should I just create a new account for them and give them the credentials after I have finished?

    Or, do I use one of these anyway?


    what account?

    Thread Starter thomasscottphoto


    @lcf a new WordPress account.

    I would create new WordPress user accounts for clients to access their websites



    I configure my webserver to use the “virtual host” method, and use the hosts file mechanism to map domain names to my localhost server.
    More details here:

    I develop the website locally using the final domain name, I can switch between local and hosted by commenting out the lines in the hosts file.
    Some people use a browser plugin to manage the hosts file.



    @rossmitchell, that’s exactly what I am looking for (as a newbie) but I have a couple of questions to ask:

    1. Assuming that the final domain name is, do you mean the following settings in the hosts file?

    #When working locally

    #When working on live site

    2. I assume that the live site is in https, so how do you manage the SSL certificate on localhost?

    1) These settings are correct.
    2) YOu create a “self signed” certificate for the domain, then you grant your browser a security exception on this certificate.

    You also need to have your webserver configured to use the virtual host method.

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