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  1. popov130
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello,

    I've tried WordPress MS with domain mapping a couple of days and i observe somme limitations :

    - a fresh WordPress MS needs a dedicated server without any other site installed.

    - the administration interface needs a main domain distinct from the other domains.

    - Not all the plugins works with the MS version

    So the time saved with this solution is wasted with maintenance operations with problems occurring with plugins ...

    What do you think about these observations ?
    I have a last question ... is WordPress MS able to manage 300 or 500 websites ?

    Thanks for you participation :)

  2. I think you're wrong on two counts.

    MultiSite manages WordPress.com, which has ... well read this: http://en.wordpress.com/stats/

    That's how big a MultiSite can get :)

    a fresh WordPress MS needs a dedicated server without any other site installed

    No, MS does NOT need a dedicated server. You only need that if your host requires it, or if you're going to have a BIG site.

    the administration interface needs a main domain distinct from the other domains.

    Nope. You can use domain.com for all your sites - unless you WANT to map domains, but even then, it's an OPTION, not a requirement.

    Not all the plugins works with the MS version

    Not all plugins work on all sites, single or not, but very few outright DON'T work at all on MultiSite. Much smaller number than you'd think.

  3. popov130
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Ipstenu, thanks for your help :)

    I've tried WordPress MS with domain mapping

    ( i used http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/installation/ )

    In this case, seems like either we need a dedicated IP or a dedicated domain for admin interface !? But if i use phpmyadmin and access it to xxx.xxx.xxx.xx./phpmyadmin i will have a problem because the admin interface will catch all the request on this IP if i don't have another domain ... ?

    In fact i search a solution for offering the possibility for shops in a compagny to create their own presentation page.
    Maybe i was wrong with the virtual host configuration but i find it hard to get a good doc on MS configuration (like making simple ajax calls in a theme).

    Thank you very much

  4. popov130
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Which architecture do you think it's possible to deploy for this case ?

    - a wordpress MS of 300 blogs with sub domains
    - 3 000 visits / month for each blog

    Best regards

  5. Right, I got that you use domain mapping. That's still an optional plugin. You don't have to use it, and you don't have to use it for all the sites on your network.

    No matter which way, this is still incorrect:

    the administration interface needs a main domain distinct from the other domains.

    That may be YOUR requirement, but it's not WORDPRESS's. It may look that way with domain mapping, but realize you're mapping the SUB sites, you can't map the main site. Also you can (if you want) use maindomani.com/subsite/wp-admin instead of subsite.com/wp-admin. So ... options :)

    If YOU need multiple domains, then you pick one to be your parent site. That's all. The parent site would be the one your cpanel host is pointed to, and where you'd run domain.com/wp-admin/network . Then you make children sites as you need them.

    But if you only need ONE domain, then you don't use domain mapping at all.

    It's not that hard. One domain is the 'main' domain, using the main site. Other domains are children and are mapped for the sub-sites. That's it. Don't overthink it :) You don't need multiple IPs, and phpmyadmin would work off domain.com/phpmyadmin, same as always.

    WordPress can totally handle 300 blogs with 3k visits a month. The architecture, I assume you mean server specs?, depend on how true your stats are there, and how many plugins (and which ones) you use. I'd start with an entry level VPS and go from there as you grow.

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