[wp-hackers] WordPress Hosting: Individual Sites vs Network

John 3:16 Media wp at john316media.com
Mon Mar 7 12:19:38 UTC 2011

Thanks for your insights.  I'm a developer not a system administrator, its
either cpanel or managed hosting, obviously cpanel is cheaper and makes my
job easy.

Also im looking to see if it would be possible to have all the wp installs
access not only their local templates directory but to be able to have one
central templates directory on the server they could all use, because I have
over 100 diffrent templates I am going to let my users choose from, or allow
them to pay for a custom developed theme fo their site.

On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 2:43 AM, danilo <danixland at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello John,
> IMHO if you're familiar with a LAMP environment you should have few to none
> hassle in developing a safe environment using single installs even without
> help from some panel software.
> As an example, with a simple bash script you'd be able to create a new
> directory under your Apache docroot and using svn you'd install the latest
> WordPress stable version in here, then your script would add a user/database
> to mysql and deliver some login information to your customer's email...
> Using this setup you'll be able to do a safe upgrade every time a new
> stable release comes out, it would simply be a matter of setting up a cron
> job to check for every directory in your docroot and do an "svn up" in it..
> for better handling lots of installs, you could keep just one svn WordPress
> install as a master and let your script do the install/update directly from
> your local copy, also saving your bandwidth and CPU work... This same
> principle applies to mysql, you could keep an sql dump of an already set up
> WordPress db and use it as your "template".
> Of course you should still have to set up some other few things like FTP,
> but in the end I think you'd have much more control over your system.
> Of course this is not a complete answer, I'm pretty sure there's something
> I forgot to point out, so take it just as a starting point.
> Hope it helps..
> --
> Danilo aka danix
> http://danixland.net
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