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  1. #1
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    Mar 2018
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    Upstate New York
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    58531

    Web hosting / domain setup

    Good morning everyone,

    I develope websites using wordpress. Ive only been doing it for about 2 or 3 years. Im having a problem and its probably a procedural issue on my end because I dont really know all the ropes yet. It has to do with the way I set up my personal website and my clients websites. So years ago, probably 15 I joined up with a webhosting company with one of their basic plans that had mysql and php. Thats basically my thing at work is developing web apps using mysql and php. I wrote a small websites from scratch for a local band using them, html, css, etc etc..... That small websites no longer exist. So since then Ive been developing wordpress websites for small businesses, and Ive done it this way: I create a directory off of my directory for clients as I get them, install wordpress in their directory, and develope the site; no problem. So heres what it would look like.

    http://www.my-web-site.com/client1-w...dpress_website
    http://www.my-web-site.com/client2-w...dpress_website
    http://www.my-web-site.com/client3-w...dpress_website
    http://www.my-web-site.com/client4-w...dpress_website
    http://www.my-web-site.com/client5-w...dpress_website

    It all works find and dandy, no issues. So whenever I get done wth a website and I access it like this : www.clien1_website.com it fine, it goes to the home page for that website no poroblem because Ive had their purchased domain name pointed at that directory; in this case www.client1_website.com would be pointed at http://www.my-web-site.com/client1-w...dpress_website. Still no problem. The problem is while their on that home page, if they click on one of the menu items, IE the 'About Us' link, it switches the URL (in the URL nav bar) to www.my-web-site.com/client1-website/about_us. It changes from the clients website URL back to mine. I usually call my internet hosting company and they change it and it works fine. However, explaining the issue to support, and getting them to actually fix it, is very, very time comsuming and usually requires alot of time on the phone and multiple calls. So what Im wondering is :

    1 - Am I going about this wrong? Is there another way this is supposed to be done?
    2 - Am I supposed to buy a separate account for each website I do?

    I do it this way because all the websites are under my account, and I can access them all, and I can keep the costs down.

    Thanks for the help, I appreciate it. As I said Im only a couple years into this, I still work a regular full time job, so Im still trying to figure it all out.

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