Multiple application installations?


#1

Hiya!

I just signed onto DH, and I have an application question. I would like to set up a subdomain to perform development/make changes to a test website before opening it on the main domain. One app I would to play around with is the Zen Cart. Can I set up separate installations of Zen Cart, one on the test domain and one on the main domain? Or would I just need one installation for both versions? Will it be the same for the other apps DH provides?

Thanks in advance!


#2

You can install multiple instances of an application; each with their own database. Being a One-Click, your plan to run a dev installation and a production installation will make it easy to migrate your updates to your live site. A One-Click installation can’t be moved and then tracked by One-Click. It has to stay put to remain a One-Click installation.

-Scott


#3

Thanks for the info, Scott. Could you clarify one thing for me? You say that it will be easy to migrate updates from the dev to prod site with a separate one-click install, yet you say it can’t be moved. How will the dev data migrate to prod if it can’t be moved?


#4

If both versions are the same, you can copy all data over to production, and One-Click won’t notice the difference. The catch is if there’s domain-specific information that needs to be updated so Production isn’t pointing to your Dev subdomain and/or data.

-Scott