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Hosting Multiple WordPress blogs on one host.

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by jaybell, May 25, 2012.

  1. jaybell

    jaybell Registered Member

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    I want to start investing in domains.

    For each domain I buy I would like to upload and configure a WP blog/website.

    Can anyone recommend the best place to do this?

    I mean if I have 100 domains all pointing to the one host, with all the WP blogs sitting on it.

    Ideally Id like to do this as cheap as I can
     
  2. villain

    villain Junior Member

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    You can use a wordpress multisite with the domain mapping plugin, much easier. One installation, one database, unlimited domains, subdomains.

    Just google wordpress multisite.

    And google wordpress domain mapping.
     
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  3. ugjunk

    ugjunk Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You can go with Host The Name's unlimited domain hosting plan. Host as many domains as you want :)
     
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  4. mick232

    mick232 Newbie

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    I've thought about doing this but what happens if you have 100's of sites running on multisite and you want to flip one or more of them (but not all of them)?
    Can you (easily) pull all the articles, etc for one domain out of a multisite install?
     
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  5. jaybell

    jaybell Registered Member

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    Thanks guys I appreciate your advice
     
  6. villain

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    You can export all the contents and settings and import them to a new installation right from the wordpress dashboard under "Tools". Basically a few clicks is all you need.
     
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    cool, thanks. Didn't know that you could do out on a site by site basis.
    will look into it bait more - saves have 20 wp installs with the same host!
     
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    tnjrash Registered Member

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    What is the advantage/disadvantage to having a multisite installation vs separate installation for each site?
     
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    busaboss Power Member

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    I'm doing it separately I like it more that way.

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    If I already have 10+ different domains on my hosting how hard is it to move those to multisite?
     
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    thehobbster Junior Member

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    I do separate installations for every single site I have on one shared server at hostgator with no issue.
     
  12. redclover

    redclover BANNED BANNED

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    Personally if I was you I would go with a hosting company like HostGator and just purchase a package
    where I had unlimited addon domains available. This would allow you more control over it and a better
    experience in my opinion.

    Good Luck
     
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    I had no idea you could do this, will have to try. Thanks for the advice.
     
  14. trendyusername

    trendyusername Newbie

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    try managewp
     
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    onenoise Newbie

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    Multisite : single setup, single login, one updates all (WP, themes, plugins....)
    Separate installations : slightly easier to transfer the site, but nightmare to keep all updated if you have many....
     
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    You can host as many blogs as you want one host or ip. The only trouble you run into, is if you cross-link and memory.

    If you cross-link your blogs on the same ip, will get banned quickly.

    Wordpress is also a resource hog, and uses a lot of memory. If you are only running a few blogs, you won't notice. I have dozens on a vps and I have to have more 1gb of memory, or it loads slow.

    Another thing I would like to point out, not a good idea to have ALL your blogs on the same host, if it goes down, they all go down. It is better to break them up and put them on different providers.
     
  17. villain

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    Same as mentioned, just export and import.

    To play safe. Don't delete your site first after exporting.

    Create your main multisite first at yourdomain.com. Then create your sub blog whatever.yourdomain.com, import everything over, check everything is in place then map your old domain over to whatever.yourdomain.com.

    If you're using one adsense and/or google analytics account and/or whois info it makes no sense to host each site with a different webhost.

    I cross link all my related niche sites all using the same adsense id and all sitting in the same webhost for years and non has been banned.

    Regarding wp being a resource hog, there are 100's of sites like edublogs which are running 50,000-100,000+ blogs running on wordpress since wpmu.

    But to each his own. I like to update all my sites once instead of updating each site one at a time.