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alex_001
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New WordPress website on subdomain

Hi, 

 

I would like to set-up a subdomain and create a Wordpress website associated with the new address but I can't find any information online about how to do this.

 

Any advice?

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TechFly
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Hi @alex_001

 

Thank you for your post. I will try to simplify the process as much as possible as it requires a few steps. 

 

In order to have a subdomain you must also own or have access to the primary domain and its DNS file. For example if you owned the domain godaddyrocks.com and wanted to host your site on the subdomain blog.godaddyrocks.com you could complete this by doing the following.

 

1. Install the wordpress with using blog.godaddyrocks.com as the domain to be installed on. Below are some setup help guides for cpanel and managed wordpress platforms we offer. 

 

Install WordPress (cPanel)
https://www.godaddy.com/help/install-wordpress-24550

 

Managed WordPress
https://www.godaddy.com/help/set-up-my-account-19157

 

2. After the hosting is setup you will have an I.P. Address associated to the hosting. Copy the I.P. address and head over to you domain DNS manager.

 

cPanel I.P.
https://www.godaddy.com/help/what-is-my-websites-ip-address-16112

 

Managed WordPress I.P.
https://www.godaddy.com/help/view-my-ip-address-8934

 

Manage DNS zone files
https://www.godaddy.com/help/manage-dns-zone-files-680

 

3. Once you are in your DNS manager for the primary domain, add an "A" record with the "Host" being the sub domain prefix and the "points to" being the I.P. of the hosting. 

 

Referencing my prior example of blog.godaddyrocks.com the setup would be similar to the following.

 

Host = blog

Points to = (I.P. of hosting)

 

4. Allow some time for propagation of the new setup (upto 48 hours) and you should be all set. 

 

Hope this helps! 

-Techfly

 

 

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TechFly
Employee

Hi @alex_001

 

Thank you for your post. I will try to simplify the process as much as possible as it requires a few steps. 

 

In order to have a subdomain you must also own or have access to the primary domain and its DNS file. For example if you owned the domain godaddyrocks.com and wanted to host your site on the subdomain blog.godaddyrocks.com you could complete this by doing the following.

 

1. Install the wordpress with using blog.godaddyrocks.com as the domain to be installed on. Below are some setup help guides for cpanel and managed wordpress platforms we offer. 

 

Install WordPress (cPanel)
https://www.godaddy.com/help/install-wordpress-24550

 

Managed WordPress
https://www.godaddy.com/help/set-up-my-account-19157

 

2. After the hosting is setup you will have an I.P. Address associated to the hosting. Copy the I.P. address and head over to you domain DNS manager.

 

cPanel I.P.
https://www.godaddy.com/help/what-is-my-websites-ip-address-16112

 

Managed WordPress I.P.
https://www.godaddy.com/help/view-my-ip-address-8934

 

Manage DNS zone files
https://www.godaddy.com/help/manage-dns-zone-files-680

 

3. Once you are in your DNS manager for the primary domain, add an "A" record with the "Host" being the sub domain prefix and the "points to" being the I.P. of the hosting. 

 

Referencing my prior example of blog.godaddyrocks.com the setup would be similar to the following.

 

Host = blog

Points to = (I.P. of hosting)

 

4. Allow some time for propagation of the new setup (upto 48 hours) and you should be all set. 

 

Hope this helps! 

-Techfly

 

 

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Thanks TechFly,

 

So I now have the new A record with the subdomain and when I go to that address I get the words 'pageok' in the top left hand side of the page.

 

So where do I install WordPress now? I can't see a new folder / database on the server (if that's what I need).

 

Thanks

Alex

HI @alex_001

 

Thank you for the response. From what I remember "page ok" is an error on the server side. Sometimes this means that the domain is pointed to a directory that the directory is not set to accept. Sometimes this means that the installation of wordpress went awry some how. 

 

At this point we know you have the domain pointed to a server. Not sure what kind of hosting you are using so the next few steps may need a closer look than what I can offer through the forums. When you have time please contact our hosting department and they will be happy to review the setup to see if everything is pointed properly and has been configured properly as well.

 

Best Wishes!

-TechFly