adding domain really a good idea?

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cabintrail
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2014-07-28 4:37 pm EST

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If I'm wanting to create a whole new website complete with wordpress, etc. can I add a domain to my current account or should I really purchase another account?

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So if I add a domain, its really a subdomain but accessed by the new url just like the origional site? I can download wp to the subdirectory and subsequent files, etc?
cabintrail
5 Points
2014-07-28 04:48 pm EST

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Arn
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16,575 Points
2014-07-28 4:51 pm EST
Hello Cabintrail,

Your account type can host multiple domains (2 -upgrade to get more). So the answer to your question is , yes you can add a domain to your account and setup a WordPress site with it. As per the link, you will need to add it as an Add-on Domain.

Hope that helps!
Regards,
Arnel C.

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So it will be exactly as adding a newhost account as far as the visitors are concerned? They will get there with a new url just like a totally different website? No newname.oldurl.com? But just a www.newname.com? Thanks!
cabintrail
5 Points
2014-07-28 4:56 pm EST
Hello Cabintrail,

To answer your question:

"if I add a domain, its really a subdomain but accessed by the new url just like the original site?"

When you add a domain to the account, it is considered a second website and is accessed just like any other website. Physically, the files are saved on the server UNDER your primary domain, so, yes, you can consider it a subdomain of the primary domain. However, as I said initially, the website is accessed as a separate website when you type in the URL in an internet browser.

Hope that answers your question!

Regards,
Arnel C
Arn
16,575 Points
Staff
2014-07-28 5:01 pm EST
Hello Cabintrail,

Visitors to the newly added website won't know it's a second website in your account. Internet viewers, will just see it like any other website.

Regards,
Arnel C.
Arn
16,575 Points
Staff
2014-07-28 5:04 pm EST
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