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[resolved] Should I Wait To Use Multisite Until I Have A Dedicated Server? (5 posts)

  1. Mulsiphix
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am starting a business and have chosen wordpress for what will soon be 50+ websites. Multisite sounds perfect but the documentation I have found in the Codex has a lot of warnings about making any big changes after Multisite is setup for longer than a month.

    My question: If I get started with a simple web host that uses my http://www.domainname.com address and the subdomain (vs path) configuration of Multisite, will there be any trouble when I want to transfer the site to a dedicated server in a couple of months? The domain name won't change at all, just the physical server.

    Any help would be most appreciated!

  2. If I get started with a simple web host that uses my http://www.domainname.com address and the subdomain (vs path) configuration of Multisite, will there be any trouble when I want to transfer the site to a dedicated server in a couple of months?

    None at all :) You MAY need to re-do wildcard subdomain configurations on the new server, but generally when you move server to server on the same host, there's no problem.

  3. Mulsiphix
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It would be two different hosts. The first is HostGator and the second is SwiftWay. The later offers a CDN and streaming and streaming specific bandwidth which I will need a few months after the launch. What kind of dangers are there?

  4. Minimal.

    The wildcard DNS would certainly need to be-redone, and you may have to poke the file permissions on wp-content, but if the domain name isn't changing, it's really much the same as moving non-Multisite.

  5. Mulsiphix
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have no problem redoing permissions, changing name servers, and I planned on doing static subdomains (non-wildcard) I define myself. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't going to become broken somehow because the hardware on the host machine changed drastically or because I was switching between a shared hosting from dedicated hosting setup. Awesome news! Thank you!

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