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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ross Chandler, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. Ross Chandler

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    Hello,

    I am a new user and have set up an add-on domain and wanting to install Wordpress.

    I am doing this manually and am up to the Wordpress install. To get to this I use this link ->
    primarydomainname.com/addondomain/wp-admin/install.php.

    Originally I tried addondomainname.com/addondomainname/wp-admin/install.php, but this did not work.

    I'm afraid of wiping my primary domain website by accident. Is the first link the correct one to install Wordpress for the add-on domain?

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. MikeDVB

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    Personally I would just advise accessing it via the addon domain directly, and not by the addon domain's sub-folder of the primary domain.

    Beyond that - you aren't going to wipe your main site by installing WordPress in an addon unless you do something really silly. If you're worried... cPanel -> Backups -> Generate and download a full cPanel Backup.
     
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    Hi @Ross Chandler

    I just wanted to second the suggestions by @MikeDVB - this is exactly what I would have suggested as well. I also wanted to suggest using the WordPress manager to install you can find this from cPanel>>Software>>Wordpress Manager -> Install. This may make things a bit easier to manage in the future as well.


    Thanks!
     
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