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Offline econopunk

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Hellow,

Real (clueless) newbie here.  I've purchased a few domains through Lunarpages and I'm trying to build my very first site.  I went into cPanel, then Softaculous, and then tried to install Wordpress.  I want my site to use one of the domains I have that isn't my main domain.  (I haven't done anything, like build a site, with my main domain.)  When installing Wordpress, at the Software Setup section, there's a choice to Choose Domain, and then a drop-down menu where I currently see my main domain as a choice.  However, the dropdown menu only shows my main domain (which I don't want to do anything with now) and doesn't show the other domains that I've purchased.  How do I select one of my other domains? 

Thanks very much!

Offline MrPhil

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Re: Real newbie trying to install Wordpress with one of my domains
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2016, 10:13:26 AM »
So one of your purchased domains is your "main domain", and none of the others show up? I think you are going to have to "add-on" the other domains, to create their own sites, before you can install WordPress into them. Right now you probably have just the main area (public_html/), with your main domain pointing to it. Your server isn't aware of the existence of the other domains, as they don't have their areas (sites) defined yet.
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Offline econopunk

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Re: Real newbie trying to install Wordpress with one of my domains
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2016, 12:08:41 AM »
Did the "Add on Domain" thing and it worked.  Thank you very much!

 

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