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  STEP 3 – VIDEO 4

ADDING A SECOND
    DOMAIN
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ADDING A SECOND DOMAIN                                                                        affilo BLUEPRINT

     In this video we’re going to be looking at adding a second domain to your web hosting. As an
     affiliate you’ll inevitably end up needing to set up more than one website and the good news is
     that you don’t need to sign up and pay for a new Hostgator account for each website if you chose
     the ‘baby package’ that we recommended.


     In this Lesson

              • Adding a second domain to your Hostgator account,
              • Uploading your site into Hostgator to your new domain
              • Installing Wordpress on your secondary domain main.


     Bear in mind that you can skip this video right now if you so wish but you may wish to return to it at
     a point in time when you wish to add a second domain name to your hosting account.


     For Your Information

     Just to be clear, adding a second domain to your Hostgator account doesn’t automatically register
     that domain name. Just like your primary domain name you will need to buy your domain name
     from a domain name registrar and then point it to your Hostgator account. If you can’t remember
     how to register a domain name or the steps you need to point it to your hosting, just jump back to
     the first and second videos in this step.


     Don’t worry, I’ll still show you the actual details that you need to point your domain at your
     Hostgator account.




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ADDING A SECOND DOMAIN                                                                        affilo BLUEPRINT




     The first thing you’ll need to do is log into your Hostgator control panel. If you can’t remember that
     login then just simply look back in your email account for the sign-up details from Hostgator.




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ADDING A SECOND DOMAIN                                                                        affilo BLUEPRINT




     Once you’re logged in just scroll down to the domain section of the control panel and click on
     ‘Add on Domains’.




     Once you’re in the ‘Add on Domains’ screen start by filling out your domain name into the new
     domain name box.


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ADDING A SECOND DOMAIN                                                                        affilo BLUEPRINT




     The subdomain and document root fields will automatically fill out so you can leave those alone.
     Next enter a password for this domain. This will set up an FTP password for this domain. We
     won’t be using this for now but set a strong password anyway.




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     Once you’ve set up your add-on domain in Hostgator you need to point your domain name at your
     hosting account. So to do this go back to your main control panel and look for the account
     information box on the side bar.



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ADDING A SECOND DOMAIN                                                                        affilo BLUEPRINT




     As you can see I’ve zoomed in on the account information box here and what you do is copy
     these name servers across to here.




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ADDING A SECOND DOMAIN                                                                        affilo BLUEPRINT

     If you can’t remember this just refer back to the video where I showed you how to do this but all
     you need to do is click – I have specific name servers for this new domain and enter name server
     1 and name server 2.


     Once you’ve done this the changes that you’ve just made will take anywhere from 20 minutes to
     48 hours to update across the entire internet.


     Now to log in and upload files to your new domain on Hostgator just open up your FTP
     programme like ‘Filezilla’. The login details that you use are exactly the same as those for your
     main site. So just log in as you always have.




     Filezilla or whatever FTP program you’re using will just login as normal. However you’ll now notice
     that you have a folder inside your public HTML folder which is named after your second domain.
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  Every time you add a new domain another folder will be created which is named the same as your new
  domain name and that’s where you’ll put all the files for the relevant website. For example any files that
  we want to show up on myseconddomain.com will go into the folder myseconddomain.com. Okay and
  you see this when you login through public HTML.




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ADDING A SECOND DOMAIN                                                                        affilo BLUEPRINT




     If you go into this new folder one thing you’ll notice is that there isn’t a placeholder index HTML
     file. All the new domains you create are actually completely empty. And don’t include the
     Hostgator default landing page that you got when you first signed up. You can see this when you
     visit your domain in a web browser.




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     All that you’re going to see is a listing of files and some technical information. The good news is
     that this will go away as soon as you upload your own website into the second domain.




     Of course if you don’t have a site to upload and want to use Wordpress instead then it’s just as
     easy to install on a secondary domain as it was to install on your main domain. To install

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ADDING A SECOND DOMAIN                                                                        affilo BLUEPRINT

     Wordpress go back to the Hostgator control panel and scroll down to the software and services
     section. There are two ways in Hostgator to quickly install Wordpress. The old way is ‘Fantastico
     Deluxe’. There is also a newer method which Hostgator has been setting up called ‘Quick Install’.
     However it is still moderately new and could cause problems. If you feel like giving it a go then
     use Quick Install. However personally I still just use Fantastico Deluxe cause it’s what I’m used to.




     Once you’ve opened the Fantastico Deluxe control panel, select Wordpress from the left hand
     side then click on new installation.




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ADDING A SECOND DOMAIN                                                                        affilo BLUEPRINT




     Installing Wordpress on a secondary domain really is just as simple as installing on a primary
     domain. The only difference you have to make is to change the install on domain, drop down from
     your main domain to the correct secondary domain as you can see right there so you’ll have to
     use the drop down box and select the domain name that you want to install it on and do not fill out
     the install in directory field at all which is here – don’t fill that out. Otherwise the rest is the same –
     set up an admin username and password and finish the steps to set up.


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     Once the Fantastico installation is completed and your DNS settings have propagated throughout
     the net which can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 48 hours you will be able to access
     Wordpress using your new domain name. From here you can customise Wordpress, add Affilo
     theme and generally use your website as you normally would. A few things you may need to
     change include the site name which is set to your primary domain by default as well as your
     administrator email address and other default settings.


     So for this lesson I haven’t set any homework. However just keep this lesson in mind when you’re
     setting up your 2nd, 3rd, 4th and other future affiliate websites.


     Of course once you get to 10 or 15 affiliate sites then you may be interested in moving your
     websites to a dedicated server. But while you’re starting out right now it’s best to make full use of
     your Hostgator account.




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