This is the seventh in a series of lessons on using, managing and creating domains and subdomains at Ipower.com. In this lesson we demonstrate how to create an Add On domain at Ipower.com. Then we demonstrate how to configure it and how to install WordPress on it.
Okay that’s the terminology. Now let’s see how to create a domain, an addon domain in Ipower and really, it is slam dunk simple, right? If you were at the… let’s go to the Control Panel first.
Here we are at the Control Panel. If we scroll in Control Panel down to Domain Central, that brings you up here. In order for you to add a domain name, all you have to do is say let’s see, thesisfornotsobeginners.com and hit search. It’s checking for the availability of that right now and I’m saying… well, look at that. It’s available in a .com so I’m going to go ahead and subscribe to it for a year, or 3 years, or what have you. And that’s all there is to it. You just go through the process of making the purchase and then when you get down with that purchase process, you will have this addon domain and that’s what we have right now. Thesismultilingual.com is an addon domain and nothing is happening with it right now. Thesis for Dummies, there you go. That’s not a bad idea actually.
And so, having said that, we’ve got this domain that’s now set up or now purchased and I own and is registered and is ready to go. Now what I have to do is do something with it. And the first thing to do is to point it someplace. Now, you have a choice here of your home directory, a subdirectory, a URL or parked. Now, the home directory, we’re just going to go to our file manager here. Open link and new… when it says your home directory, what it’s referring to is the root directory of your hosting account. That is your home directory. So if you create it in your home directory, it’s going to be outside of the web server. Anything that you want hosted in your web server needs to be inside of public… oh no, public ftp, I’m sorry… public HTML. If it’s not… if the folder is not inside of public HTML, it’s not going to be hosted by… or it’s not going to be affected by the web server.
So you don’t want it to point to the home directory, you want to point it to a subdirectory. And if you’re pointing it to a subdirectory, the first thing that pops up here is public HTML because it definitely needs to go there. But then you can… in Ipower, you can put anything… you can name that subdirectory anything you want. So way back when I first set this up you know, I first set this thing up thinking to myself that short names is a really good idea. So instead of hungry architect, I have h a and instead of rickandersonaia, I have r a. Well, I’ve since sort of loss that penchant for short undescriptive names and so, what I would do is I would simply call it by what it is. That is, thesis multilingual and hit save. And now, if we go back to pointers… well actually, I bet if you go to File Manager and refresh it, you’ll see we now have a… under public HTML, we now have a Thesis Multilingual folder created.
So then, if you want to… now that you’ve done that, now you want to install WordPress and as it turns out, installing WordPress in… well, let’s just go back to the Control Panel. Installing WordPress on Ipower is very similar to installing WordPress on Bluehost because it now uses simple scripts. So if we hit simple scripts or that WordPress button… whichever… it didn’t use to use simple scripts. It used to use something else but they since changed and I mean, seriously, this is just as easy as installing anything and if we come over here to let’s see… WordPress right here and we hit install, this is where we’re going to have a choice of selecting the installing location. That’s the only really interesting part about this now. I’m going to go ahead and install WordPress 3.2 release candidate 1 and we just come down here with the thesismulitilingual.com and then pick my advanced and call it let’s see… How To Create a Multilingual Website Using WordPress and Thesis and so on and so forth. You go ahead and complete that installation. It’s just like installing anything else.
Okay so that’s the first step.