Pointed domain temporary URL and WordPress

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ScottEV / 5 Points
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2012-09-19 6:51 pm EST
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I have a site hosted on WebHostingHub. I have another site that on a different ISP that soon I will be moving over to WebHostingHub as a pointed domain.

I read the following article about WordPress on temporary URL:
http://www.webhostinghub.com/support/edu/wordpress/101-getting-started/install-on-temp-url

Does the same apply to a temporary URL for a pointed domain? I already have WordPress installed for the current domain. I assume I would install a second copy of WordPress to a sub-directory that will become the pointed directory?

I know I will have to be careful with relative/absolute path names, especially until the pointed domain is actually in place.

Any other gotcha's to worry about?

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arnelc
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2012-09-19 7:49 pm EST
Hello ScottEV,

You've got the bases covered. When you say "pointed domain" I'm assuming that you're just pointing the domain to our server here. The temp URL is kind of a misnomer, because it's not really temporary. It's an alternate path to your hosting site. For an ADD-ON domain, your temp URL would be in this format:

http://servername.webhostinghub.com/~username/domainname

-Servername would be the number of your server (you can see this in your Cpanel) or in the Account Management Panel (AMP)

-User name is also something that you can find in AMP, but it's also the same as your Cpanel user name

- and the Domainname is the domain that you're pointing over to us. Basically, the folder name is typically the same as the domain name, but it doesn't have to be that way. That's up to you.

Remember that when you make a name server change or DNS record change, you will need to allow for up to 24 hours of propagation time before the change takes effect.

Remember that for changes to the primary DNS, domains that we manage require either you contact live support - either by chat, a phone call, or an email (support@webhostinghub.com). Since the domain you're moving to us is not managed by us, then this isn't a factor. We also do not have any DNS control over a domain unless the name servers are pointed to our hosting service.

Regarding DNS settings for a domain- WEB TRAFFIC is controlled by the A record for a domain, and Email is typically controlled by the MX records - this is if you want to split them up.

To clarify, if you change only the domain's A record, email traffic will still go to the old server unless you change the MX records. Web traffic would come to our server.

However, if you change the Domain Name Servers (e.g. NS.xxxxx.com) ,then both web traffic AND email traffic come to us. If name server settings are changed, then the old host's DNS settings do not apply.

I believe that handles all the 'gotchas'- if you have any further questions please let us know. And remember that live support is available 24/7.

Best Regards,

Arnel C.

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