[wp-hackers] Multiple versions of same install independently running on same server

Hydrostarr lists.automattic.com--wp-hackers at hydrostarr.com
Sun Mar 11 20:57:12 UTC 2012

Thanks Mike.  Good to know WP -can- support multiple, independent 
installs on same server.  Now just need to figure out how to do it.

Re: the "relative to root" debate:  interesting.  Good to know, and thx 
for the executive summary, saves significant research time.

Re: stock Ubuntu install:  fwiw, we don't use the actual /var/www code 
from 'apt-get install wordpress'.  We simply "re-clone" (via 'git clone' 
with some database changes as perviously mentioned) our working code set 
from various dev servers/platforms (including Windows) and are running 
WP 3.3.x.  We employ 'apt-get install wordpress' primarily to 
auto-install all the dependencies that WP uses (Apache, mysql, php, etc) 
easily.  Appropriate?

Mike Little writes:
 >On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 16:54, Hydrostarr <
 >lists.automattic.com--wp-hackers at hydrostarr.com> wrote:
 >>WP just  doesn't "work relative to a root" like most all other 
web-server apps
 >> that's we've employed previously.
 >Please search for many long and often heated discussions about this 
 >in the mailing list archives
 >Executive summary - agree or disagree, it isn't going to change anytime
 >> Ubuntu 11.04.
 >> Stock WP install with 'apt-get install wordpress' (maybe the latter is
 >> a/the problem)?
 >Don't do that! It looks like it will install WordPress 2.9.2 which is 
 >very, old. Just download WordPress as normal 
 >and install it in as many vhost document roots as you like.
 >I have more than 200 WordPress install across my three servers (including
 >local dev server) all using Apache vhosts, most have separate installs and
 >databases, a few are multisite with from 3 to 50 subsites.

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