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How do I set up 2 websites on Host Gator ?

Post by rodspri » Tue May 21, 2019 3:53 am

I have uploaded the Joomla zip file to public_html.

I want to have 2 websites with my host. For example, lets say 'site1' and 'site2'.

I have created databases and usernames for 'site1' and 'site2'.

What steps do I take regarding unzipping and setting up Joomla (& creating directories ?), considering I want to have 2 websites with my host ?

Thanks,
Rod

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Re: How do I set up 2 websites on Host Gator ?

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Re: How do I set up 2 websites on Host Gator ?

Post by rodspri » Tue May 21, 2019 1:16 pm

Thanks for the response.

I'm still not 100% clear on the appropriation of the Joomla package. Does each folder need it's own Joomla ?

MAIN QUESTION : Do I need to - 1) unzip&install Joomla into public_html, 2) create the Addon Domain through the control panel, AND 3) unzip&install Joomla into the Addon Domain folder ?

I imagine it would look like :

public_html/Joomla files
AND
public_html/addon_folder/Joomla files

i.e. Do I need to unzip&install Joomla into public_html and ALSO unzip&install into the Addon Domain folder ?

Thanks,
Rod

FOR CLARIFICATION:

Do I first unzip&install Joomla into public_html, then follow the steps for :

" To Create an Addon Domain:
Login to your cPanel and click Addon Domains, under Domains. There are three fields cPanel asks for when creating an addon domain: ... "


and I'm done.

OR do I :

- unzip&install Joomla into public_html
- Create the Addon Domain and then unzip&install Joomla into the addon folder ?

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Re: How do I set up 2 websites on Host Gator ?

Post by sozzled » Tue May 21, 2019 6:40 pm

rodspri wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 1:16 pm
Does each folder need it's own Joomla?
Yes or, to put it another way, each [Joomla] website should be located within its own separate folder and each website should use its own database.

rodspri wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 1:16 pm
Do I need to ... create the Addon Domain through the control panel?
Not really a Joomla question but the answer is, yes, you use your webhosting cPanel to create add-on domains. You assign each add-on domain to the folder used by each website (see my earlier answer) using your webhost's cPanel utilities.

rodspri wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 1:16 pm
I imagine it would look like :

/public_html/Joomla files
/public_html/addon_folder/Joomla files
Basically, that's something like what I would do. For example, if you have two websites (called site1 and site2), then I would create two folders under the /public_html file structure:

/public_html/site1
/public_html/site2

(Nice and simple.) Then I would associate site1 with your primary domain and site2 with your add-on domain.

Then, for each folder, you will install Joomla.

So, if you have uploaded the J! installation package to each folder (like this):

/public_html/site1/Joomla_3.9.6-Stable-Full_Package.zip
/public_html/site2/Joomla_3.9.6-Stable-Full_Package.zip

You can then unzip and install Joomla for each website. There are a couple of ways that you can unzip the files (and then install Joomla after doing that) but I found the easiest way is to upload Akeeba Kickstart (to each folder) and use that to unpack and install the files. You may like to search the internet for a video tutorial that shows you how to do that (e.g. Create a new Joomla website in less than 15 minutes).

I hope this helps.
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