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domain mapping next to network? (6 posts)

  1. Roy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just wondering. I have my own website in a 5 subsites network setup. A while ago I set up a band's website on their own server. Their host refuses to update MySQL, the FTP connection stinks and 9 out of 10 times I cannot get on their server. I'm thinking about replacing the website to my own server, preferably as another subsite of my own network, but then with the band's domain name. I have no experience with domain mapping, but it is possible to make a subsite within my network and map it so that the band-site looks like a separate website with band.com/permalink instead of gangleri.nl/band/permalink, etc. and my own 5 subsites just remain as they are?

  2. Roy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Perhaps yes, but I can't quickly make up if that means that I will have to map my own existing 5 subsites in order to connect the new subsite to the band's domain.
    Would it be easier to just use the DNS settings of the domain name or does mapping have big pros?

  3. Well.

    DNS tells the world 'foo.com is on this server.'

    Domain Mapping plugins tells your WORDPRESS install 'When foo.com comes here, load up foo.domain.com on the QT please.'

    So ... you need both otherwise WordPress can't translate.

  4. Roy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Erm, like I said, I have no experience with domain mapping, but I guess you're trying to tell me that when I point DNS to a 'physical' subdomain or subfolder, there is no problem, but when I want to point it to a virtual subfolder that is created by a network, I have to make WP do something as well?

    So I can map only the new subsite and leave the rest in the old structure of gangleri.nl/musicreviews, gangleri.nl/bookreviews, etc.?

    Thanks for the lesson :-)

  5. Kind of...

    Okay, you know how you can put normal WP in a subfolder, but have it ACT like it's in the root of your domain (in http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory )?

    WordPress must know where it is in order to work. And since you can't change those settings in Multisite to say 'My code is in domain.com/subfolder but I want you to ACT like you're in otherdomain.com' you need the plugin to help that along.

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