[TYPO3] Options for hosting multiple sites - revisited ...

Dmitry Dulepov typo3 at accio.lv
Thu Sep 7 08:25:40 CEST 2006


Kathy Wheeler wrote:
> We need to roll out a multiple domain Typo3 installation - mostly small 
> client sites. My server admin has asked how we are going to keep track 
> of individual site disk usage for billing purposes.

Easy... We do exactly this in our company.

You need to uncompress "source" package somewhere in file system. When 
you setup web sites, you need to uncompress "dummy" package, make 
symlink named typo3_src to that "source" directory, then make symlinks 
to typo3_src/typo3, typo3_src/t3lib and couple of other files (see 
installation docs).

Thus each site gets common typo3 directories and its own other 
directories. Database must be one per site.

"Multidomain in one tree" does not suite you here at all due to a number 
of reasons:
- people may not want to see their home page to have id=12345, they may 
want to have id=1
- you cannot give admin rights to people (or they will see the whole 
tree) but they will want it to install extensions, see logs, etc
- you'll get one huge database, which will be very slow. If one table 
gets corrupted, all sites will die

Dmitry Dulepov

"It is our choices, that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities." (A.P.W.B.D.)

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