Installing WordPress in Subdomain on Network Solutions
I recently had a client who wanted to host a new WordPress site in her Network Solutions account. Since her existing hosting plan allowed her to host multiple sites, I created a folder for the new domain.
To install WordPress, go to Toolbox, then View the Open Source Library. Choose WordPress and then select the domain name and folder. Network Solutions doesn’t allow you to NOT select a folder. I didn’t want the new site to have URLs like ‘mynewdomain.com/wordpress’ so I found information on how to make WordPress ‘look like’ it is in the root folder and not in a subdirectory (or folder). So, I entered ‘blog’ as the folder. Where it says ‘Make this wordpress my homepage’ leave it unchecked. Next, wait for WordPress to install.
Follow the steps on this WordPress page under the heading “Using a pre-existing subdirectory install”:
If you’ve followed all of the steps correctly, you should be able to view the new WordPress installation at mynewdomain.com.