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Multi-Multi-User Blogging at Edublogs Premium (15 posts)

  1. Farms3
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Hiya All,

    Phew - I'm just about to head off to the sack but before I go I've got something pretty cool to share.

    Edublogs Premium - http://edublogs.org/services

    Any user signing up gets a configured WPMU install all to themselves... it's not *true* WPMU-MU but I'm pretty happy with it as I can now offer free blogs AND (non-free) multi-user blogging platforms through an automated system.

    Here's where I'm coming from in a bit more detail: http://incsub.org/blog/2007/introducing-edublogs-premium

    It's taken a long time and I would never have been able to manage it without the help of all you good people - can't tell you how grateful I am.

    Would love to hear your thoughts.

    Cheers, James

  2. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Congrats :)

  3. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Coolness. :)

  4. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Very cool James. I'll drink to that. :D

    Been looking at something similar myself, just haven't had the time to "get 'er done" yet. :-\

  5. drmike
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Farms3, if you see this, you have one of your clients asking for help over in wp.org land.

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/104538

    Just an FYI.
    -drmike

  6. Farms2
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Thanx drmike... I'm Farms, Farms2 or Farms3 depending on my state of login :)

    Cheers, James

  7. quenting
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    I'm not sure but I'll ask, how does this differ from a separate MU install for each premium account ?

  8. quenting
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    double post sorry

  9. Farms3
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    That's pretty much all it is - but they're very configured, come with great plugins and an automated set-up process - as well as upgrades, support etc. etc. It's basically WPMU hosting on steroids - specifically for education.

  10. stewdio
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Hey farms, you don't happen to have a development blog running do you?

    I'd be very interested in learning how others develop their individual setup.

    Nice job, and congrats!

  11. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Stewie:

    I run a local copy, and use the same domain name with the tld set to .loc instead of .com or .net. I set up a vhost for it, and then add in a couple test subdomains as well.

    Then I play and tweak and whatever until I'm somewhat satisfied. 100% satisfied is a thing of myth, to me, but that's probably just my nature.

  12. honewatson
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Hey I just checked out edublogs and I was highly impressed. No wonder theres so many users.

  13. Farms2
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Thanx :) We've got over 75K across the sites now...

  14. zappoman
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    James, do you mind sharing your deployment details?

    How many servers?

    Are you doing anything special to split your DB server up, or just running on a single instance of MySQL?

    How many web servers?
    What's the spec of them?
    How many hits are you getting a day?

  15. Farms2
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    No worries... two at the mo - both P4 duals RAM'd up as far as possible (4 gig on both I think).

    Edublogs.org is currently running over 43K blogs and that's had a dbase split from a professional (much needed), the others have needed signup fixes but learnerblogs (24k+) needs a dbase split soon too.

    Will get some hits details sometime soon - as I allow my users to use Analytics it limits my capacity to grab stats except off the server, and I have those stats turned off for better performance.

    I'm looking forward to two years (in August) and cracking 100K... not sure which'll come first but I'll do a complete rundown then.

    BTW, that's just the free blogs.

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