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[Resolved] Sharing WordPress with a Friend

  • hi, recently i acquired a 200mb webspace. i have installed wordpress and was enjoying its services. however, i also want to share my hosting with a friend, it’ll be for her wordpress blog.

    what i’m planning to do is to create a subdomain that she can access her blog to. does this means that i also have to install another WordPress on that subdomain?

    ive tried searching but i guess im using the wrong tags/keywords. please help!

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  • Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    What I’m planning to do is to create a subdomain that she can access her blog to. does this means that i also have to install another WordPress on that subdomain?

    Commonly, you would have to install a second WordPress package and create a second MySQL database for the new installation, but there are alternatives: http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_Multiple_Blogs

    One option is as macmanx said, to just install a second instance of WP on your friend’s subdomain, which acts like its own domain anyway.

    The other option is to use a second table within your original WP database, with a unique prefix. (That’s what folks have to do that only have one MySQL database to work with; they install their different programs with different table prefixes.) Just be sure you tell WP what that table prefix is in the config file.

    If you have cPanel, just create the subdomain, wait about 24 hours and then go into your Fantastico installer and install the second version in your friend’s newly minted subdomain. (WP doesn’t have that big of a footprint so having two installations on one server shouldn’t be that big a deal.)

    i guess i’ll just have to create a subdomain and install a WP on that. this seems much simpler to do than doing mysql lols

    thank you for the help!

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