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Help with Multiple Domains and Joomla!




4:06 am on Oct 9, 2007 (gmt 0)


I'm new to CMS. I have multiple domains hosted on my account. For one I want to keep everything as it is, since its small and personal.

I am now doing a real estate site and have tried to install Joomla! Is there a way to install Joomla! to just that one domain? Do I have to create a path under the domain I need it, and install there? Can I then forward the main domain to the path?

I'm running out of ideas with this stuff. When I install it, it overwrites the other site.


6:18 pm on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I just installed Joomla yesterday, but on a new account. Did you try to install it yourself, or did you use a script like Fantastico? If you install it yourself, you just FTP the files to anyplace you want on the server. I think the script has defaults that you may not be able to override.


4:16 am on Oct 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It sounds like you are installing it to the wrong directory. If you have multiple domains, then you should have multiple directories each representing a domain. You can ftp the files to the appropriate directory for the domain you want or in fantastico you can choose the directory under options before you install.

Often the main site is under public_html and then each other domain is under a subdirectory such as /example for example.com

Alternatively you did not set up the subdomains properly. If you have cpanel or such, you should set up the subdomain there and point the dns. After that install your software to the appropriate directory chosen during the subdomain setup.


6:57 pm on Oct 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks. You were right. I just started hosting multiple domains and I had not set up the main directory/path correctly. All I was doing is adding an alias. Once I made my directory, it worked perfectly. Thanks again.

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