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I have a Synology DS411+ with my own blogsite hosted on it, that works fine, I am using no-ip to redirect.

The current install of wordpress is in the web directory.
I am using wordpress 3.5.1
I want a new site called DoverKey using wordpress to reside on the synology as well but I havnt despite reading some forum posts been able to figure out how to have another instance of wordpress installed.

I have pointed the virtual host entry to the folder Doverkey. My external infrastructure does get to the synology from outside as I get the synology page does not exist error.

help would be appreciated.
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Question by:PeterBaileyUk
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Why don't you use another name for the main Doverkey directory?  I have two versions of Wordpress on IIS on XP and I just named one install directory 'Wordpress' and the other is 'wp332'.
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by:PeterBaileyUk
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Doverkey is the second one my personal site resides in the wordpress directory. The first was easy as wordpress essentially set itself up.

I have another site non wordpress in vehicledata dir that works too. Its how to handle another instance of wordpress I am unsure about. I read that wordpress can do this and i believe the synology version version is high enough at 3.5.1
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I see 'vehicledata' directory but I do not see a 'Doverkey' directory.  But that's what you show in your 'virtual hosts' image.  

If you are talking about making 'multi-site' Wordpress, I've never tried that.  I just have two completely separate installations.
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by:PeterBaileyUk
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The standard web site that works, The Doverkey dir is added after I took the first photo. Hopefully an expert will read that has a synology and done this.

I thought about just copying the wordpress directory to Doverkey but then it might get too messy.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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It would take less time to do a new Wordpress install.  A new site needs new 'prefixes' on it's database tables or maybe even a separate database.  Copying over the existing files would also copy the config info and you would at least temporarily have two sites using the same config and database.
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I dont know how to do that on the synology, if I uninstall wordpress I lose my first blog and when I reinstall I still have the issue of wanting two blogs on two different domains
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You don't need to uninstall anything.  You just do a New installation in the Doverkey directory.  The only other thing you need to watch out for is using either a different database name or different table prefixes so that the two installations are not using each others data.

As long as you have a new directory and a new database, there will be no conflict.  Like I said, I have already done this, two separate installations on the same web server.
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Is installing a new wordpress simple as the package is already installed is there another method to install?
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ok I downloaded it and unzipped wordpress in the doverkey directory so what i will do is close this off and raise a new question about the setting up of mysql
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thank you
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by:Dave Baldwin
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You're welcome.  I understand your hesitation but if you pay attention and use a different database or table prefix, there won't be any conflicts.
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It worked exactly as you said it was the synology installation that confused me more when really all I had to do was download and unzip another wordpress in the directory. I have since attached the db as well and its working fine.
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Glad to hear that.  I'm always a little hesitant the first time I try something myself.
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I have just posted a question related to wordpress plugin install.
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