Joined: 27 Oct 08
20 May 09 9:40 pm
Nicola: If you can't access your first domain, your hostgator account may be a bit broken. Best idea is to email them your account details and ask them to help you get it back to how it should be with just the first account. From there you can try adding a second domain again.
Setting up a new domain
When you add a second domain, you need to use cpanel. To get to cpanel, go to: "http://my-first-domain.com/cpanel" (where my-first-domain.com is your first hostgator domain).
Click the "Addon Domains" button (it's about 2/3 of the way down the page).
First it asks for your domain, e.g. example.com
Next there is a box for Ftp username. You have to choose a NEW username for this new site. To make it easy, just use your domain again, but take the .com or .org or whatever off the end.
I.e. If your domain is "example.com" just make your new username "example".
Third, you need to choose a Document Root. This is just a fancy term for your website folder. This should be filled in automatically to be "public_html/example.com" (where example.com is your domain), and the folder will be created automatically.
The fourth and fifth boxes are for a password to go with your new username. You can either make up a new one, or use the same password as for your first site. Either way, make sure you remember which password goes with which username.
Once you save those settings, your new domain is setup and ready to go.
You will upload your new website file to public_html/example.com/
Last edited by jeremylawson on 21 May 09 9:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.