Multiple domains: How to select one to build website?

CScript

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Hi,
I'm new to DirectAdmin. My host transitioned one of my two websites at their end from CPanel to DirectAdmin. Not sure how they configured it but I can access the backend of my first site by typing my domain name/admin. I have since added a second domain to DirectAdmin and now want to start building the website via Softaculous. I notice that on the top right-hand side, a drop-down, option that list my two domains.

Questions:
1. By selecting this option, is this all I need to do to setup Softaculous on my second domain?
2. Would it be a good idea to back-up my first website that already exist?

Thanks
 

Richard G

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1.) Yes you can install your app via Softaculous that way. Softaculous will also show the correct domain name if things are correct.
2.) Making a backup is always a good choice. Should not be needed now, but just to be sure you ca nalways create one. You can do it from within DA.
 

Richard G

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You're welcome.
You can also see this if you login with FTP. the file structure in Directadmin is fairly easy.
/home/username/domains/
in this directory you will see your domains like:
domain1.com
otherdomain.org
each has it's own public_html directory and so on.
However, things like a mysql database is per account so they can be used on both domains.
 
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