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Can I have two separate WPMU, same server? (4 posts)

  1. superbison
    Posted 15 years ago #


    I'm hoping for suggestion to a setup question regarding installing WPMU in two separate installations on the same server.

    I currently host a dozen blogs, each running WordPress. I'm dreadfully sick of updating WP and it's host of plug-ins, etc for each install.

    I've successfully installed and operated WPMU for a while now and have utilized Donncha's Domain_Mapping plugin on my subdomain blogs without a hitch. This is a great way to go for "my" sites and all is well.

    I have one site that I would like to dedicate a separate install of WPMU (in order to allow for unlimited growth and the separation from "my" sites) In other words, I have ten personal blogs I would like to run on one copy of WPMU and I would like to have another copy of WPMU for a public site, allowing public blog registration. One day, I could sell, move or upgrade the public domain and none of my sites would be involved.

    I installed a second WPMU in a subdirectory but there seem to be (my guess) httpd.conf directives causing 404 on any blog created. Indeed all blogs, db tables and users are created correctly but results in a 404.

    I know it's contrary to the instructions. This is why I am asking for suggestions.
    I've used multi-site manager plug-in and maybe this is an answer but since I'd like completely separate databases and my knowledge is on the entry level....this question;

    1) Can I have two installs on the same hosting account and separate them?

    In order to install the second copy, I had to disable the root WPMU for a minute since wpmu was looking up one folder at the root mu. So, would moving it deeper into subfolders work? (The subfolder would be set as the document root for

    In the past I have had WPMU and separate copies of WordPress, Joomla and Drupal all running within a few folders of each other without errors. Now, I'd like to stick with only WPMU and drop the other CMS's for the familiarity of WP.

  2. andrea_r
    Posted 15 years ago #

    "but results in a 404."

    Did you set up the wildcards for the second domain?

  3. superbison
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Thank you for your reply,

    Yes, * - blogs, users and tables are all created just fine.

  4. superbison
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Andrea, I guess you know this already; You're a genius!

    I stopped talking long enough to look into your answer.

    -set to wrong document root. (aka:

    works like a charm! Thanks.

    (I feel stupid now, can we delete this thread? ;)

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