I post this on the drupal website at http://drupal.org/node/91684
I have posted a couple of requests for support on the following threads:
…but can’t seem to get any answers. perhaps my requests are buried deep in the thread. so i decide to create a new thread to seek help.
what i am trying to achieve
i would like to setup more than one drupal site using a single code base. each site would have different settings / databases. i do not want to have subdomains (although this could be a later requirement) or parked domains (as suggested by fidelis on http://drupal.org/node/62255#comment-126409). my response: i intend to set up various community interest sites with a single domain as being the traffic aggregator, so the additional domains is not an option.
my main site, http://www.tivix.net/ points to “/public_html”, which in my understanding is the drupal root. all my drupal files and subdirectories are installed in “/public_html”, so the sites directories are located: “/public_hmtl/sites” and the corresponding url for the second site is intended to be http://www.tivix.net/newsite
I have setup the configuration on sites/www.tivix.net.newsite/settings.php accordingly with the necessary mysql database access variables (different from the mainsite database) and the base url being http://www.tivix.net/newsite
when i point the browser url to http://www.tivix.net/newsite it does not reach the newsite controls & database, but instead reaches the mainsite controls with a “page not found” error.
i considered the standard multisite install with a couple of options:
- option a.
- maincode installed in /firstsite/ subdirectory from the root (url1 = www.tivix.net/firstsite). i would like to access another site via url2 = www.tivix.net/newsite. so i created the subdirectory under /firstsite/sites/www.tivix.net.newsite/ but i cannot seem to access it via the url2 above.
- option b.
- maincode installed in / root directory (ie public_html) (url1 = www.tivix.net). i would like to access another site via url2 = www.tivix.net/newsite. so i created the subdirectory under /sites/www.tivix.net.newsite/ . Still, i cannot seem to access it via the url2 above.
using option b above… i tried symlink as follows:
ln -s root root/newsite
ln -s root/ root/newsite/
ln -s /public_html /public_html/newsite
ln -s /public_html/ /public_html/newsite/
anything else needs changing? .htaccess perhaps? if so, what do i look for and change?
what i am using
- cpanel based shared webhost
- php 5.1.5
- mySQL 4.1.21-standard
- drupal 4.7
- putty SSH
- url friendly links
no shell access.
my skill level
beginner. i know very little of unix / linux commands. very little of htaccess. i’ve read the handbook and the install instructions over and over again and i am very confused. i still do not know how to set it up properly.
I appreciate any help i can get here.