How Can You Add Another Website To Your Web Hosting Account?
October 19th, 2015 | by Ravi Chahar || 8 Comments |
You may have heard many times from newbies that how to add another website to your hosting account? There are many types of web hostings like shared web hosting, VPS web hosting, reseller web hosting, dedicated servers.
Most of the bloggers use shared web hosting.
You can add another domain to your hosting if and only if you have a web hosting plan for multiple domains. After having that plan, you can add more than one domain at your web host.
Bloggers buy that plan just to run more than one website on the same web hosting account.
I this tutorial, I am going to tell that how to add an another domain to your web hosting account?
How To Add Another Domain: Follow These Steps:
The first thing you need to do is to register your domain name. If you don’t have, then buy it from your web hosting website. You can add another website by transferring it from your old host.
There are some steps you have to follow:
Step 1:- Now you have to start doing some techie things. Login to your cPanel and search for “Files“. Many options will be there, from which you have to click to “file manager“. Keep in your mind that “web root” should be opened. You can also go into this section after going to the “home directory”.
Just click at “go” button and a page will open in front of you.
Step 2:- Take the second step. For keeping your new website separate from your main website, you should create a new folder. In this new folder, you should add whole data of your new website. You can create a new folder simply by clicking on “new folder” option.
Name that folder and remember it.
Step 3:- Open the folder you have created in the previous step. As this folder is empty, so you have to upload the data of your website which you have on your computer. To upload, select “upload” and a new tab will open.
From here you can choose the zip file of the backup of your website which you have done from your old host. Upload that backup.
I haven’t taken any backup file. Just to show you, I have taken a random zip file. You have to upload the zip file of the backup of your website.
Step 4:- Return to your old page and refresh it. You will find the zip file you just uploaded. Now you have to extract it. For extracting, you can simply do right click on the file and you will “extract” option or you can do it from above section like upload,new folder etc.
Step 5:- Now we will talk about the database. You have uploaded the backup of your website, but what about the database. So, for that, you have to create a new database and upload your old database into that new database.
After uploading the database, you should do one more thing to run that database successfully. You have to find a file name “wp-config.php” in the folder where you have extracted your zip file. Edit that file by changing the name of the old database with the new one you just created. Match the username, if same then you are done.
There shouldn’t be any difference between the name of the database, username, the password you have created for your database in your new web hosting account.
Step 6:- You have uploaded the backup of your website and database but have you thought how will it run without even creating an addon name?
If you want to add another domain to your hosting then you have to create an addon domain. Create it with the domain you want to add here.
Keep in your mind, adding your domain as an addon domain is the most important part. You are trying to add another website on your web hosting account. For which the domain you want to add should be specified to your web host.
Step 7:- The last thing you have to do is to change the DNS(Domain Name Servers). If you have registered your domain name at any other website then change their name server them with the name servers of your current web hosting.
You can easily find your new DNS. Just look into your cPanel or you can simply search your web hosting. It may take up to 24 hours to redirect from your old DNS to your current web hosting DNS.
Do You Want To Add Another Domain To Your Hosting Account?
I hope you will not ask anyone how to add another domain to your web hosting account? You can add another domain to your hosting by going through the process I have discussed above.
There is nothing more to do. Do you want to add any other website at your multiple websites account? The same process should be followed. If you still face any problem then I am here to solve that.