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Installing MU- questions (7 posts)

  1. TomFisher
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Hi,

    I have a few questions about best place to install MU, in the root domain or in a sub domain and how does it effect the resulting url's for the new blogs?

    Those who have gone before, please enlighten me as to what works best and why.

    Thanks for your help,
    Tom

  2. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Install it in the root.

  3. pilotjourney
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Hi Lunabyte,

    I have similar question. If have a site there already that uses some of same files names.

    If I install here /signup the users get name.domain.com/signup as URL

    I would like users to have name.domain.com as url.

    Any work around for this?

  4. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Not without really stressing the server out, no.

  5. drmiketemp
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Pretty much. best bet would be to install the software within a subdirectory (ie blogs.mydomain.tld) and do subdirectory installs off of that. (ie blogs.mydomain.tld/username)

  6. pilotjourney
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    So far I have figured out that index.php can be called index3.php.

    Now I am trying to get around the fact that I have .htaccess already there. I can add the required mod_rewrite to the current .htaccss but the installer will not let me proceed with it there.

    I can not temporarily disable it because it will bring the live site down instantly.

  7. drmiketemp
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Best bet would be to copy out what's currently in the htaccess file, install wpmu and put back into htacess what you had in there originally.

    Either that or do what's suggested a post up.

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  • Started 15 years ago by TomFisher
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