Running multiple websites

Setting up multiple websites

When you finished setting up any CMS (e.g. WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc.), perhaps you want a second installation of a CMS on your website. For example: you have your main WordPress website running on the URL, but you also want another new WordPress site on .

To do this you will need to follow a few steps:

First of all, you will need to access one of our shell servers. For more information about how to do this, you can visit: Accessing your files.

Continuing, we need to make a new directory in your homedir, next to the www folder where you placed the first installation of the CMS. It is possible to place the new directory inside your www folder, but we do not recommend this because it will be very confusing for later maintenance/updates. We also recommend to name this directory to something obvious (e.g. a directory named wiki for a wiki installation), this will help others in the future.

Next, you will need to send us an email at to connect the new directory to a subdomain. The information you need to send us is: the path (often this will look something like this: /home/user/<your_username>/<name_of_the_directory) of the new directory, and the subdomain you want this website to be on (e.g.

When you receive a reply back from us that everything is in order, you will need to follow the steps from, or (depending on what CMS you want to install) again, and install the new website in the right directory.

Here follows a list of things you should be careful of when following all of these steps:

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Make sure you install the new instance in the correct folder

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Be careful when using the .htaccess file, as it may cause problem with multiple installations

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When installing your new CMS, make sure you configure the setting properly for this installation as it may not be exactly the same as your previous setup

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Provide the correct information when sending us an email for connecting the directory to the chosen subdomain