Wednesday, May 26, 2010
How to host multiple sites on iPage
When I registered my second domain on iPage I ran into a problem getting the proper content to the new domain I had put up. Here's a step by step guide to hosting a second domain on the same iPage account.
For the explanation we will have SiteA as your original primary domain, and SiteB as your secondary site that you are trying to get your new page content to. The trick is using the domain pointing manager. Here is how you do it--
Step 1. From the control panel click the File Manager link.
Step 2. From the Manage Files sidebar click New Directory and name it SiteB. (This will of course be your new website name here)
Step 3. From the drop down horizontal menu hover over the Domain tab and choose the Domain Pointing Manager link.
Step 4. This will list your registered domains. On the SiteB list, click the drop down menu and choose Subdirectory. In the Points To box type "SiteB/". Save settings.
Step 5. From the drop down horizontal menu hover over the Website tab and choose the FTP link.
Step 6. Scroll down to the Create New FTP Account and make a new Username and Password. In the FTP (Home) Directory type in "SiteB/".
There you go. In your web editing software now when you're using files for the new website use the login/password that you created specifically to go to your new domain. This way you can't accidently send things to your other website.
I hope this was helpful. If you have any problems leave me a comment and let me know.
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