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  • I am doing a subdomain off of my site and installing wordpress so that I can use a different theme on my site.

    I have gone into BlueHost and set up the Sub Domain and went to SimpleScripts to install wordpress to my subdomain and when I click install I get a warning message

    Oops! Directory exists! Are you sure you want to overwrite its contents

    what am I doing wrong?


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  • esmi


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    You really need to contact your hosts about this.

    When you set up the subdomain, Apache created a folder called whatever you called that subdomain (e.g., if you created a subdomain called “foo,” then there should be a folder right under public_html called /foo). There shouldn’t be anything in it other than a cgi-bin folder and possibly an index.php or index.html placeholder page, if even that. BlueHost is just warning you that it is placing files in that subdirectory/folder and that it will possibly overwrite anything that is there. cPanel usually refuses to install if there is an index.php file in place; you have to go in and delete it before proceeding. HTH

    Depending on how they have setup cPanel, usually you can just name the folder like

    public_html_newsubdomain instead of public_html/subdomain

    You can name “newsubdomain” anything you want. But if they have restricted that option, then see if you already have a folder called “subdomain” to back it up first or just delete the folder.

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