mojoPortal Tips: How to Set Up Multiple Sites on a Single mojoPortal Installation on Arvixe VPS

A multi-site implementation of mojoPortal might make sense for any number of reasons; separate sites for multiple locations, child sites for different departments, or reduced maintenance overhead for a related group of sites. Thankfully, mojoPortal makes this an easy process, as does Arvixe. Let’s walk through the steps of creating multiple sites on a single Arvixe instance.

Today I’m going to set up a separate mojoPortal instance for my hardware specialist to have his own website. Since he’s more focused on hardware than software, it’ll be less overhead for me to manage it as a child site of the main mojoPortal instance, IndigoTea.com

First, I’ll log into the IndigoTea.com admin section; under Site Settings, I’ll click the “New Site” link.

New Site

The new screen will look almost identical, as it pre-populates the “New Site” with all the configuration info from the main site. We’ll go through and change all the necessary information, and then click “Save”. Notice that now we’ve done so, we have several more tabs available. The one we’re interested in right now is the “Host Name Mapping” tab. Click this, and now we’ll enter the domain name (host name) for the new site.

Click “Add Domain Name”, and then “Save”. Now it’s time to open up our Arvixe WebsitePanel, and add the domain to our account for IndigoTea.com

Notice that I’ve unchecked “Create Web Site” and “Create Instant Alias”; after unselecting these, click “Add Domain”.

Your last step is to make sure your domain is pointing to the correct name servers; once all that’s complete, you’ll see that the new site resolves to the domain you’ve added in both places.

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Carole Bennett

Carole Bennett

Carole Bennett is the founder and principal of IndigoTea. As a professional IT consultant, Carole has provided solutions for companies as diverse as Verizon, Frito-Lay, Capital One Auto Finance, and Zales Jewelers, parlaying a unique talent for acting as a translator between the worlds of business challenges and technology solutions. She considers multi-tasking skills gained from simultaneously 1) managing a fire performance troupe, 2) raising a family, and 3) working as a full-time IT consultant excellent preparation for her current career incarnation as the driving force behind IndigoTea. "Fire-breathing redhead on a mission" is not just a metaphorical description!

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