[resolved] Help with initial multisite install in subdirectories (5 posts)

  1. baemiller
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am using JustHost and am trying to do the initial install(they offer 3.0), which I then want to upgrade to 3.0.1. I want to set up multiple sites in subdirectories. I am reading the latest WordPress for Dummies book and see the following instructions are necessary to enable a network:

    mod_rewrite must be enabled in Apache file httpd.conf. Also, the <VirtualHost> section of the Apache file httpd.conf must be modified as follows:
    AllowOverride None
    should be changed to:
    AllowOverride FileInfo Options
    as well as adding:
    ServerAlias *.hungryhappyhealthy.com
    This last line is supposed to define the host name for my network site.

    I do not have access to the Apache file and here is the non-helpful instructions sent to me from tech support:

    "let me to explain:
    you don't have access to modify Apache settings
    You can set needful changes in your .htaccess file.
    The rewrite_mod is enable on the server
    All settings that you want to add to Apache you can add to your .htaccess file
    Also you can modify permalinks in the admin area of the WP software
    You can create .htaccess file via Cpanel >> File manager in any folder of your account
    You'll be able to edit your rules there via Cpanel >> File manager >> Editor"

    There is a 1-step install for WordPress 3.0 on the site, but I don't believe it allows for the multisite option on setup or is that something that you do later? Also, do I need to set up multiple MySQL databases for each subdirectory? I see conflicting information on that topic as well.

    As you can tell, I am totally lost. Pretty sad when the Dummies book isn't Dummy enough for me. Anyone out there that can give me some helpful step-by-step to make this happen? Thank you in advance!

  2. Try these directions: http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

    If you're doing subDIRECTORY you don't need to screw around with the apache stuff. If you want subDOMAIN, however, you do.

  3. baemiller
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks so much! One more question, though. Do I still need to set up separate MySQL databases for each?

  4. Nope! One Database for all your sites :)

    If you get up to a couple thousand sites, you may need to split, but most people never get that far!

  5. baemiller
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Bless you, bless you, bless you! Thanks for all the help!

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