WEB Questions for people with hostgator

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  1. Falconer

    Falconer OT Supporter

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    I don't like the way this looks and i want to know if I set something up wrong.

    Alright, say I own 5 domains. We'll call them:

    domain1.com
    domain2.com
    domain3.com
    domain4.com
    domain5.com

    The first domain I purchased was domain1.com. Everything was all good.

    Then I purchased domain2.com through domain 4.com and added them to my hostgator account.

    Now, when I'm in cpanel and I go to log into File Manager, for example, I get the following choices:

    domain1.com
    domain2.com
    domain2.domain1.com
    domain3.com
    domain3.domain1.com
    domain4.com
    domain4.domain1.com
    domain5.com
    domain5.domain1.com

    So it looks like the new domains are also subdomains of my original domain. I chatted with a HG rep and he said that is normal, but it seems weird, and it makes my domain list twice as long as it needs to be (which is going to be fucking annoying if I start accumulating a lot of domains... 50 domains will be 100 items long, etc.). Now, I know they're not subdomains, because I access them by going to domain2.com, domain3.com, etc. So why are they showing up also as subdomains of my main domain?

    Additionally, my emails get messed up like that, too. So I created the email address [email protected].

    Well whenever I do anything involving email with HG, it shows:

    [email protected]
    and
    [email protected]

    And this happens for everything: directories, emails, FTPs, anything.

    Is that normal?


    Next question is this:

    All the files for my first domain are in /public_html, but every subsequent domain I've added gets its own folder. Is that normal? It seems messy. I would want /public_html to only contain folders (one for each domain) because that would be a hundred times easier to manage then having 100s of files for my main domain floating around in the root directory along with folders for additional domains.


    Last question:

    Since apparently all of my domains exist on their own AND as subdomains of domain1, if I were to not renew domain1 at the end of the year, would I lose access to all my other domains then?
     
  2. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    yes that is how they set it up, yes it is fucked up a bit, but you will get used to it. I did
     
  3. Falconer

    Falconer OT Supporter

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    k just wanted to make sure i didn't do it wrong. i'd rather catch a mistake now rather than 50 domains later from now
     
  4. drpepper

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    its how the older version of cpanel structures domains.
     
  5. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    josh's hosting company fail :mamoru:
     
  6. opie

    opie hi. OT Supporter

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    heh, good ol cpanel. Never understood why they did that.
     

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