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* subdomain and http.conf (6 posts)

  1. jonpaulwade
    Posted 15 years ago #

    OK, I have set up a test WPMU for the first time, and it appears to all be working. Great. However.... my webhost initially said that they do not support WPMU as it requires changes to httpd.conf file which they do not allow. Once I got it running, I informed them, (I set up a dubdomain called *) and they replied:

    "If it is currently working, that is fine, however, we cannot guarantee that it will continue to do so in the future without the changes to .httpd.conf. "

    So, my question is - will httpd.conf changes ever be required again in future releases?

    I do not really understand how it works, but it does.

    Just would like some reassurance that it will not suddenly stop working in a future release.



  2. andrea_r
    Posted 15 years ago #

    If you didn't touch it and it works, good. Means it;s alreayd been done.

    Although it sounds like your hosts' support team is clueless. Some are.

    The httpd.conf file is controlled by Apache. If your hosts upgrade Apache at some point and it overwrites any configs, then that's the only way I can see it breaking.

    (and if it did that, they'd likely have pretty much every client of their in an uproar)

    Hmm, or if the change was temporary and a restart of the server wipes it clean. I've seen that happen.

    Oh please please please tell us the host. :)

    Although if they initially said they don;t want WPMU ont he site because of http.conf changes, but the wildcard subdomaina re there in the config alreayd - this means one fo two things:

    - they didn;t bother to see what httpd.conf edit was required. then they;d know they alreayd do that part.

    - they DID check and they DO know they are covered, but use it as an excuse, since WPMU can be a drain on resources. Some hosts have said they disallow it just to keep out potential problem accounts.

  3. jonpaulwade
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Well, if it works, it works. I will be offering free sites, I will make it clear in the disclaimer that changes to hosting environment could result in the sites being offline. If it is successful I can always get dedicated hosting.

  4. andrea_r
    Posted 15 years ago #

    "I will be offering free sites"

    Just some friendly advice: double-check your hosts' TOS to see if you're allowed to give away free space.

  5. jonpaulwade
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Ahm never though of that. Actually, it is a reseller account with infinite accounts allowed, so I guess there should be no problem.

  6. tdjcbe
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Ask. Don't assume. I've seen hosts that prohibit giving away space for free although reselling space is fine. Free sites get a lot of abuse.

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