Trying to create a subdomain for a site as I've tried following these instructions:

As follows... Create a new static/cgi/php app


Create a new MySQL database

[done, but I'm not sure how this relates to the other steps.]

Upload your application's files into ~/webapps/name_of_your_new_app


Add your new app to a site


Go to your new site and follow the application installation steps from there

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I'm new, so forgive any stupidity, but... do I need to associate the MySQL database with the new site somehow? Do things have to have the same name? Does the MySQL database need to attach to the subdomain somehow?

Thanks for any help. Apologies if I'm being a dunce.

asked 27 Aug '11, 14:31

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You will need to add the domain to your Control panel and then create a website record.

Then to configure MySQL and the rest of PhpBB visit http://your_domain/install/

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answered 27 Aug '11, 15:22

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I think that's what I DID, is the thing. already exits. So to add a forum under to it, I did the following:

I created the domains: and

Then I created an app: siteforum (static/cgi/php)

I uploaded all of PhpBB to the /user/siteapps/siteforum folder via FTP.

Then I created a Website: siteforum

and associated it with subdomains:

and associated it with the app: siteforum

I used "/" as the URL path for the app.

When I enter

into my browser bar, I get

"Oops! Google Chrome could not find"

(27 Aug '11, 16:31) mattshepherd mattshepherd's gravatar image

Is your domain pointing at the WebFaction servers?

(27 Aug '11, 16:34) timg ♦♦ timg's gravatar image

Aaaahhhh, I think that's where my newbieness comes in -- I'd pointed the top-level domain to Webfaction via the registrar, but do I have to point individual subdomains as well? I'll do that.

EDIT: Yeah, that did it! Thanks for bearing with me.

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answered 27 Aug '11, 20:46

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edited 27 Aug '11, 20:50

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