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Running multiple websites

It's definitely possible to run multiple websites on a single ULYSSIS account. So you do not need to buy a new account to run a secondary website on. Very often this is used for running a wiki installation together with a WordPress installation, but in fact you can combine almost any CMS (like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla) or software. This is also called 'running multiple instances'.

As an example: You have a primary WordPress installation on youroganization.be, but beside that you would also like a blog that runs on Joomla. By following this guide, you can have a main WordPress installation while also having a separate blog on blog.yourorganization.be . The "blog." of this URL is also called a subdomain. If you would like more information regarding subdomains and what they can be used for, you can visit this website.

So to run multiple installations on your website, you will need to follow a few steps:

First of all, you will need access to one of our shell servers. If you need more information on how to do this, you can visit the following page: Accessing your files.

Continuing, we need to make a new directory in your home folder, preferably next to the www folder where you installed the software that is running on your main website. It is also possible to install the new software to a new directory inside your www, but we do not recommend this for most users because it will be very confusing for later maintenance and updates. We also recommend to name the new directory to something obvious (e.g. a directory named wiki for a wiki installation), this will help future maintainers of your account.

Next, you will need to send us an email at ulyssis@ulyssis.org to connect the newly made directory to your subdomain. The information you need to send us is: the path to the new directory (often this will look something like this: /home/user/<your_username>/<name_of_the_directory>), and the subdomain you want this website to run on (e.g. blog.yourorganization.be).

When you receive a reply back from us that everything is in order, you will need to follow the steps from https://docs.ulyssis.org/Setting_up_WordPress, https://docs.ulyssis.org/Setting_up_Joomla, https://docs.ulyssis.org/Setting_up_Drupal or something else. This depends on what software you are planning to install on the new subdomain. While running the setup for your software, make sure to you install it to the right directory, and adjust the configurations where needed.

If you have made edits to the .htaccess file for your website in the past, be cautious as it may interfere with your new installation on the subdomain.

When everything is complete, you should now have another website running at e.g. <chosen_subdomain>.yourorganization.be .

If you have further questions or problems regarding the guide above, do not hesitate to contact us.