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So I have installed one site which occupies the root folder. I'm trying to install setup a second but if I use the default settings in cPanel which are root when I look at the two different websites I'm actually looking at the same site. If I create a folder off of root, as recommended, then then the site is something like www.secondsite.com/newfolder rather than www.secondsite.com 

How do I set this up so I see www.secondsite.com as the address?
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by:Dave Baldwin
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That sounds like standard practice to me.  You have to tell the 'nameserver' which folder is the root for each site.  All of my web hostings including three on Godaddy have multiple sites in subdirectories off the main root and it is the DNS/nameserver that needs to know where the root directory for each site is.
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by:xmouser
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Dave: So I need to put in a forwarder?
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No, you need to set up the domain and nameserver correctly so it points to the correct sub-directory.  In my older accounts, there is an item called 'Hosted Domains' that shows the sub-directories used by the different domains.  It also allows you to add a domain to that hosting account.  In the Cpanel account, there is a page for 'Addon Domains' where you set the document root for the 'Addon Domain'.

These items do not require you to have Godaddy as the domain registrar.
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by:xmouser
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Dave: The document root is / for the first domain. Then as I add domains it asks me if I was to add a folder for the file that append the root - /seconddomain, if I do this then the URL is www.firstdomain.com/seconddomain, if I ignore this and accept the default I see both the first domain and second domain as the same address/template.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Sorry, you're doing it wrong then.  I have a dozen or so extra domains on my hosting accounts and when I add them, I put in the subdirectory that they reside in and the DNS/nameservers find them without the name of the main domain.  I can however, go to them using the method you describe because they are in subdirectories.
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by:Marcos_Cardoso
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What is your host, "economy", "deluxe" or "ultimate"?
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by:xmouser
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Still looking at issue.
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