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#1 AndrewSe


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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:46 AM


I wonder if I can get some help with my domains. I don't really understand the structure of what is set up. I initially set up one domain lets call it domain1.com as a wordpress site. I then set up a few more wordpress's as well; these are essentially live but are still being worked on.

If I login to cpanel and look at my stats I have:

Main Domain - domain1.com

Addon Domains - 4 / UNLIMITED

Subdomains - 5 / UNLIMITED

Parked Domains - 0 / UNLIMITED

If I look in cpanel subdomains I have:
subdomians                     Root
===================  ==================

subdomain1.domain1.com   public_html/subdomain1
subdomain2.domain1.com   subdomain2
subdomain3.domain1.com   public_html/subdomain3
subdomain4.domain1.com   public_html/subdomain4
subdomain5.domain1.com   public_html/subdomain5

Then if I look in cpanel add on domains I have:

subdomians           Root
=============  ==================
subdomain2.co.uk  subdomain2.co.uk
subdomain3.com    public_html/subdomain3
subdomain4.com    public_html/subdomain4
subdomain5.com    public_html/subdomain5

For subdomain1.domain1.com this is the domain name I have to use to get access on the web. If I cut it to just subdomian1.com it doesn't work but all others work using only the subdomain.com name.

If I go to my cpanel file manager it is set up like this:
   - Access logs
   - Etc
   - subdomain2.co.uk
   - mail
   - public_ftp
   - public_html
     - subdomain1
     - cgi-bin
     - subdomain2
     - subdomain3
     - wp-admin
     - wp-content
     - wp-includes
     - subdomain4
  - tmp
  - www

The wp-admin, wp-content and wp-includes are I believe for the main domain1.com

I basically am a bit unsure of this structure and want to tidy and put everything in order. I'd like to keep the sites and not muck up any of the content etc. while doing this though. If I wanted to set up each site separately then i'd need individual hosting accounts wouldn't I?

Can anyone recommend a better structure/set up that is easier to understand/maintain etc?



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