Support » Plugin: WordPress MU Domain Mapping » [Plugin: WordPress MU Domain Mapping] Some questions and problems

  • Hey there,

    i have a VPS at hostgator with 8 IPs.

    I want to create a multisite with 8 Blogs with different Domains and IPs.
    I already installed the wordpress network and installed all plugins needed.

    But in the “Domain Mapping Configuration” if i try to add more than one IP adress, they disapear and only the first is left after clicking “save”.

    I want to build my network this way: -> mapped to domain on IP 1 -> mapped to domain on IP 2
    and so on…

    I want every domain linked to my network, but i want to have dfifferent IPs for every network site.

    The domains are registered at a different hoster, what exactly do i need to edit in the dns?

    Please help me out, i tested out a lot, but nothin works.
    Or is this not possible to create a multisite with more than 1 IP?

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  • Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    If you’re worried about google not liking them all on one IP, that’s a non issue. I can give a link from Matt Cutts himself.

    Is it possible? Yes, if you know what you;re doing & have access to apache confgis AND have all those IPs on the same box.

    Is it needed? Well, no… not unless you were going to be doing hundreds of links between these domains to the point at which google takes notice. and you wouldn’t be doing that now, would you? Because that’s totally blackhat seo.

    There are legitimate reasons for wanting a dedicated IP address, such as Private SSL Certificates or for anonymous FTP uploads/downloads.

    Aside from questioning the motives of someone wanting a dedicated ip to a dedicated website, insinuating blackhat SEO, where would someone find the information needed to configure things exactly as the OP requested?

    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    I hadn’t heard of either of those reasons, one of which at least (SSL) can be done without it. Anonymous ftp hasn’t got anything to do with WP anyway.

    You know how to configure all IPs on one box to one folder, yes? I’d suggest looking at Apache docs. As long as all the domains get pointed to the right spot, WordPress will serve the right blog.

    If those needs are so crucial, then maybe multsite is not the solution.

    original_account_name is the first account where you first set up WP
    new_account_name is the new account name you set up on the new IP

    1. In Cpanel create a new user with the new IP with name new_account_name. The current WP installation would be under user original_account_name on the original IP

    2.Log in as root from putty.exe and run these 2 commands:

    rm -rf /home/new_account_name/public_html

    ln -s /home/original_account_name/public_html

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