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Multiple WP blogs under one hosting acct.

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Dalun, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Dalun

    Dalun Junior Member

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    I have one WP blog being hosted by my server. How do I host multiple blogs on one hosting acct? I looked up on my wp blog dashboard but couldnt find anything regarding adding additional blogs. I want to make multiple niche sites, but cant figure out how to make more blogs under one hosting acct.

    Anybody know how to have multiple wp blogs under one hosting account?
     
  2. IamNomad

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    ok a few ways to do it

    1.) install multiple instances of wordpress in different directory
    address would be host.com/blog (or create subdomains using your hosting control panel)
    2.) use wp-hive to allow you to manage multiple blogs from a single install and have them separated by sub domain. draw back is its all the same login. shared plug ins , templates etc.might be some security concerns for you
    3.) use WPMU to accomplish the same above. but allows for multiple data bases, amongst other improvement. think of as WP-hive on coke. if you need a TON of blogs this is your guy.
     
  3. Dalun

    Dalun Junior Member

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    is WPMU just one plugin or is there multiple plugins i need to make WPMU work? I have searched around the forum for WPMU, but the topics relating to it contain multiple plugins.
     
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    WPMU has an installer script similar to what wordpress is when you first install it. If you converting an existing blog i recommend you use wpbackup or a similar utility to back up your current database.

    the plugin you see mentioned are plugins that apply just to WPMU which you may want to look into after you've play with WPMU for a bit.
     
  5. Jacquita

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    I currently run six blogs off of one main blog. I used add on domains. Each blog has it's own domain name. Just buy the domain name you want and direct the name servers to your existing host. Create a sub-domain with the name you chose. Or your host should have a place in your control panel to add domain.

    If all your blogs are in the same niche, then just add a new sub directory with the name you want and install wp there. Use Fantastico in your cp to install.

    BTW all of the blogs are auto.
     
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    jacquita brings up another point.

    be careful how many blogs you have per host and what you're doing with them . Big G gets pissed if you are running a a large number of autoblogs off the same host. i recommend no more the 10 per IP address or you might be playing in sand

    *sandboxed
     
  7. LHaskins

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    It's been suggested here many times, that you only do one domain and four
    subs per account to be safe. That's if they are all variations of the same niche.
     
  8. Dalun

    Dalun Junior Member

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    would i be alright if i have around 30 blogs on different niches under one hosting acct? or is that too many and would cause some problems with getting them index later
     
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    go to your cpanel and add on domains then use fantastico deluxe if you have it to install WP to the domain. You can also use Sub domains, but a lot of people have said this is a bad idea. Another way is to use folders off the main domain name and again use fantastico deluxe to install it.
     
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    that would cause all sorts of problems. Indexing included. especially if you were cross linking them. Seriously though hosting is cheap. a domain name is cheaper.....
     
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    how can you tell if you have been sandboxed?
     
  12. IamNomad

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    if you search for your website url and you dont turn up in search results. thats a clear sign.
     
  13. somedevil

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    Let's make it simpler : -
    how about these scenarios.
    1> single hosting account 20 blogs from 20 diffrent sub-niches which are NOT cross linked. is that cool ?

    2> single hosting account, 4 blogs from the Same Niche which are interlinked. ok or not ?

    Is it true that interlinked blogs need to be on diff IP's. As long as you are not hosting inter linked blogs you can have as many auto-blogs on the same account as possible ??
    Thanks for replies :)