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Install on shared hosting (5 posts)

  1. gili
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Hello,

    I am looking for installing WP MU mainly for leveraging the powerful features of BuddyPress.

    A few questions:

    1. Can WP MU be installed on a shared hosting like Dreamhost or Godaddy?

    2. Can i safely assume that a standard wp theme will work on WP MU?

    Thanks,
    Gili

  2. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 13 years ago #

    1. Can it? technically, yes. But if you're planning on a large site and with BP, you'd have to upgrade pretty quick. May as well get a small VPS to start with.

    And more and more shared hosts do not allow MU on their regular accounts. Dreamhost, for example, won't allow MU on their shared accounts.

    2. Generally speaking, yes.

  3. gili
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Thanks.

    A follow up question if i might:

    I see lots of people asking on installations on sub domains, i have seen a post in Andrea's site as well on that.

    I wanted however to verify whether the following configuration if feasible:

    - My blog running on WP.org on http://www.myblog.com
    - My "social network" on WP MU + Buddy press running on friends.myblog.com

    Can you advise whether this is a feasible/ non-risky config?

    Thanks,
    Gili

  4. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 13 years ago #

    As long as you can get past the install, it's feasible yes. No other risks otherwise.

    (assuming your server can handle it etc...)

    And on a subdomain, any blogs created will be friends.myblog.com/blogname if you pick subfolders (probably better in this case) or blogname.friends.myblog.com if you use subdomains.

  5. gili
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Thanks.

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