How Do I Setup Domain Mapping Plugin On My Domain When I'm Using Siteground's Shared Serve

Hi. I'm hoping others here have dealt with this issue:

- To avoid having to have multiple WP installs for my side projects, I'd like to use WPMS.
- I'm currentlly using Siteground as my host provider. I'm using their "Grow Big" plan, but it's a shared server plan. When I looked up the cost for a dedicated server plan, they start at $230 and their Cloud plans start at $80. I'd rather not have to pay $80 mth just to be able to use the domain mapping plugin's features. :slight_frown:

So my question is... does anyone know how to use the domain mapping plugin under Siteground's shared server plan? Thanks for any help, in advance.

  • Ash

    Hello Sammy

    I assume you don't have dedicated IP. If so, does your package offer to add additional domain as addon domain or parked domain? Then you can setup domain mapping there.

    Please follow the steps:

    Assume, your main network is http://network.com
    Subsite URL is: http://subsite.network.com
    Mapped domain URL: http://mapped.com that will be mapped to http://subsite.network.com

    1. Get the nameserver of http://network.com
    2. Go to the domain panel of mapped.com and add the name server there
    3. Go to hosting panel of network.com
    4. Add mapped.com as addon domain or parked domain.
    5. (IMPORTANT) when you add mapped.com as addon or parked domain, make sure you point the directory to exactly same directory of network.com. So, both domains should point to same directory.
    6. Go to http://subsite.network.com dashboard > Tools > Domain mapping > And add mapped.com as mapped domain

    It should work by then.

    If your hosting package doesn't offer addon or parked domain and if you don't have any dedicated IP, then there is no other option I am afraid.

    Hope it helps! Please feel free to ask more questions if you have any.

    Have a nice day!

    Cheers,
    Ash

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