Except for this issue, I'm fine, thanks. I hope you are, too.
I have already been struggling with the specific page you mentioned, for several hours. I'm sure that from the perspective of someone who already knows all this, it makes sense. But from my point of view, it has a great deal of extraneous information, and I find it frustratingly unhelpful.
For instance, under Adding Additional Domains to cPanel, we have these instructions:
You need to direct your domain to the correct file path for the site you want to use the domain. This option is automatically populated as well, but you can edit it.
To use your domain for the main site, edit down the Document Root field to the root of your account. This varies sometimes between hosting companies but generally looks like public_html or www. Make sure not to include a forward slash at the end.
To use the domain for a different site in your hosting account, you need to know the folder name where the site is stored. If you’re not sure what the folder is named, you could access it by going to Files > File Manager in cPanel.
This presumes that there is already a site on the server, correct? When did I install that? Is it a pre-existing WP installation that I'm somehow bringing into my multisite?
At the end of the section, it tells me NOW is the time to create a single or Multisite installation of WordPress?? Again, I know that for you folks who have been doing this a while, this all makes sense, but from my point of view it's not helpful - it's the opposite.
I would still like to find step-by-step instructions. If anyone could point me in the right direction, that would be great.
Let's start over - this is either going to be really complicated or crazy simple.
My hosting package (GoGeek at SiteGround) creates a sub-domain for each domain I host, if you look under cPanel>Subdomains. It also creates a sub-directory for each domain I host, if you look under cPanel>File Manager.
Here's the fun part - I'm using the root domain of my hosting package as my multisite. So, when I created that network site, to migrate it into the multisite, I accidentally used the existing subdomain, and I think that's why when I try to login to networksite.multisite.com, it takes me directly to networksite.com.
Will this work as a "migration" strategy, or do I need to use new subdomains?