|11-02-2011, 07:25 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2009
WordPress - installing on subdomain / moving
I'm about to start setting up a business-based blog (NOT an 'online' business aimed at adsense or anything like that!) and have decided to try and use Wordpress. A couple of questions:
I have hosting space on bluehosts.com and want to install Wordpress on just one sub-domain as I have some bespoke stuff on other subdomains that I don't want to mess up.
(a) can I install Wordpress just in one subdomain (bluehosts have one click 'install' but I can't risk messing up the important bespoke stuff)
(b) if I create a Wordpress freebie blog to start with, how easy is it just to import the creations if/when I install it on my own hosted space? I think member RoxyRuby might have done that ages ago?
I'm thinking of having a separate domain point to the freebie and then just repointing it when I move it. Any downsides to that in terms of google and so on that you can think of?
Last edited by CoolBee; 11-02-2011 at 07:52 AM.
|11-02-2011, 10:21 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Brisbane Australia
I don't think that you will have such an issue installing on a sub domain.
When you are doing the automated install it will usually ask what folder you want to install it to(depends on specific installation package they have available. I know this is possible with either Fantastico or Installatron).
A sub domain is basically a folder for example subdomain.mydomain.com is the same as mydomain.com/subdomain
In terms of using the free wordpress option first and then moving to your own later I can see that there is an import option, to import posts and such from the free wordpress, so that should not be to difficult, just not sure how as i have never done it myself.
I have used wordpress a bit, so feel free to ask anything you need.
|11-02-2011, 11:09 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Down the infinite rabbit hole
You can, however, create a subdirectory and install Wordpress there. You'll just have to do it manually, which isn't particularly difficult, just slightly tedious.
If I were in your position, I'd just install WP in the sub-directory and go from there.
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