[pmwiki-users] OT: Creating a subdomain without CPanel
pmwiki at solidgone.com
Thu Feb 5 12:23:02 CST 2009
cPanel usually works fine for me, and recent versions (10 I think) tend
to be more conservative about messing with your directories. I usually
start with cPanel to create the subdomain -- I think cPanel uses
httpconf to store it's settings, not somewhere you'd normally touch.
Then I go ahead and put PmWiki, and .htaccess into the subdomain
directory (actually I use links, but it's the same idea).
So, use cpanel, just do that step first.
~ ~ Dave
> Now that CPanel has lost my trust,...
> I'd like to create another subdomain / wiki field so the URL is
> www.newdomain.onebit.ca (which maps to www.onebit.ca/newdomain) .
> Previously, I'd:
> - create the directory
> - copy the .htaccess file from a working field
> - search and replace the field name in that .htaccess file
> - repeat for local/config.php
> - use CPanel to create the subdomain name, link it to the new field, and
> tell the world.
> I know I've done it successfully before.
> After Monday's adventure, though,...
> If I use CPanel to do it, will it touch my carefully-crafted (and not
> fully understood) .htaccess files? Or anything else? I'd like to
> double-check all of them.
> Is it reasonable to do it without CPanel? What all would I have to do?
> Can I even do it directly? If answer is "CPanel is by far the easiest,"
> I don't need tons of details to prove it.
> (I've already downloaded a complete system backup. I only make that
> mistake twice a year.)
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