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  • I have a medical products store that is set up on BigCommerce. I love BigCommerce because of the functionality it has for operating an online store, but I hate how poorly their publishing platform is designed.

    I’d like to be able to use WordPress on a few different sub-domains, including to publish HCPCS codes (which are used for medical billing) and link them to my products to help doctors and other medical professionals. That sub-domain would be hcpcs.mydomain.com

    I’d also like to publish other medical information in a WordPress instance on its own domain, for instance resources.mydomain.com

    Does anyone know how to set up a WordPress instance that resolves to one or more sub-domain when the top-level domain is pointed to another application, in this case a BigCommerce store?

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  • Does anyone know how to set up a WordPress instance that resolves to one or more sub-domain when the top-level domain is pointed to another application

    This should not have any impact.
    Just go for it.

    Your BigCommerce is installed under /home/srr26/httpdocs/
    Login to your control panel and create a sub-domain called hcpcs/
    Login to your control panel and install WordPress under hcpcs/ which will actually live in /home/srr26/httpdocs/hcpcs/

    If you want to move data from BigCommerce over to WordPress, I would suggest using a script with a cron to copy data.
    If the dbs are on the same server, you could use SQL functions to insert (even in real time if you wanted to get fancy). Or you could write a little script to insert data into a custom post type in WordPress.

    Thread Starter thetechnologyvault

    (@srr26)

    Thanks Corrina.

    Have you ever had a setup like this where the WordPress instances were hosted on a separate host from BigCommerce?

    From what I understand, you can set txt records to make sub-domains to a different web host from the top-level domain.

    Do you think there would be any preference to that kind of setup versus keeping everything on BigCommerce?

    I know that BigCommerce tends to get very expensive when hosting lots of data on its servers, so if I’m just publishing a lot of pictures and articles rather than making use of the store features of BigCommerce, I’m leaning towards hosting the WordPress part of the website on a separate host.

    I’ve not used BigCommerce in this way.
    Yes you can add a TXT record to resolve your sub-domain from a different host.

    You need to decide the value added to your business that is being incurred in the cost of your labour if you follow this setup. Bc there is value in by having everything under one roof from perspectives of :
    – site maintenance, plugin maintenance, compatibility testing, content management, domain hosting management, domain registration management, daily backups, etc.

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