Installing WordPress on a Subdomain

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Installing WordPress on a Subdomain

The most convenient way of saying something about a subdomain is that it’s actually a domain which is part of a bigger domain. They’re normally used as a separate website from the main domain. The “sub” part of the domain comes before the main domain; for instance: www.sports.mywebsite.com. In this case, “my website” would be the main domain, where as “sports” would be the subdomain.

Why Should I Consider A Subdomain?

There are numerous explanations for why one should consider using a subdomain. For example you have a website that doesn’t use WordPress and you want to include a WordPress blog without having to run your entire website on WordPress. In this instance, you could develop blog.yourwebsite.com and then install WordPress on the “blog” subdomain.

Another motive why you may need to consider a subdomain is that you want a superior method to organize content. When a website is initially developed, it usually starts off small and grows big over time. After the site has grown, you may find that the content is too muddled and you’d like to separate some of it. At this point, you’ve already made up a brand so you wouldn’t want to purchase a completely altered domain name and start from scratch. Setting up a subdomain is a seamless solution to this issue.

Now it’s appropriate to come to the topic of installing WordPress on a subdomain. These steps though are going to vary depending on which hosting provider one uses and what sort of hosting one have (share, VPS or dedicated). To keep it uncomplicated, we are assuming that you are having shared hosting but if you’re not, you’ll find the steps to be pretty same.

Step 1: Log into the hosting control panel and find where it states “subdomains.”

Step 2: Once you’re in that segment of your control panel, you’ll see a box where you can name your subdomain and then also pick which main domain you want to set it up on.

Step 3: For your root, you’ll want to enter in “sub” and then click on create; finish, complete or whatever prompt your hosting provider gives to you.

Now About WordPress

Now after the creation of the subdomain, to install WordPress, one can use the 1 click installer that the web hosting service has provided to you. If there’s not a 1 click installer, one can look for the Fantastico Installer in the CPanel. Of course one also has the option to upload it manually via FTP to the web host if that’s the way one prefers to do it.

The rest of the steps include completing the customary installation and setup for WordPress. As one can see, the main alteration between installing WordPress on a subdomain and installing it on a main domain is that one need to set up the subdomain initially. That’s all to it!

July 24, 2015

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