thekingofcaseys wrote:I dont understand why you tried to install 2 servers on one machine if you want to host more than one site I would suggest you try using VIRTUAL HOSTS this will allow you to host as many site as you like on one installaition.
I was unclear as to how setting up a second website on the same server worked. None of the posts I read made it clear as to if whether or not I needed to re-install MySQL and PHP for a second website or not. I engaged this project as a way to teach myself more about how it works, so it's been quite a learning process for me. I've never dealt with MySQL databases or PHP before, so I didn't know if they were installed and dedicated to a single website or if they could serve multiple websites.
I now have a better understanding of virtual hosts and how it works, so I definitely see where I messed up. Fortunately, I renamed the second install folder before deleting it and had to re-direct one thing and it all works perfect, so no harm done. I would benefit from an "Idiot's Guide to Web Hosting". LOL. With lot's of pictures and simple wording.