Drupal 7 Multi Sites Configuration

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  • Configure MySQL and Apache for hosting multiple sites
  • Prepare Drupal 7 to host more than one site
  • Install several sites on one instance of Drupal
  • Manage, share, or isolate modules and themes in a multi-site configuration
  • Care for your multi-site server, safely managing and upgrading it
  • Rapidly build a multi-site testing environment with VirtualBox and Vagrant
  • Extend the core multi-site configuration with add-on modules

Drupal is one of the most powerful PHP Content Management Systems there is. However, why would you install a CMS for every site you build? With just one copy of Drupal you can host several sites. Drupal has long had multi-site support, and Drupal 7’s support is even better than previous versions.

Drupal 7 Multi-Sites Configuration will teach you how to host several websites on a single copy of Drupal. You will learn how to create different sites, each with its own domain, content, and theme. This valuable information will help you to save time by managing modules and sharing them across several sites as well as administering your sites all in one place.

This book will show you how to configure a system for multi-site, and then install several sites on one copy of Drupal, all with their own domain name and database. Learn how to install and share modules and themes, configure Apache, PHP, and MySQL for multi-site, and then manage the site. Once your site system is successfully set up, discover some of the advanced configurations possible with Drupal multi-site, as well as how to upgrade and maintain your sites.

  • Prepare your server for hosting multiple sites
  • Configure and install several sites on one instance of Drupal
  • Manage and share themes and modules across the multi-site configuration

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Page Count 104
Course Length 3 hours 7 minutes
ISBN 9781849518000
Date Of Publication 25 Mar 2012


Matt Butcher

Matt is a web developer and author. He has previously written five other books for Packt, including two others on Drupal. He is a senior developer for the New York Times Company, where he works on ConsumerSearch.com, one of the most traffic-heavy Drupal sites in the world. He is the maintainer of multiple Drupal modules and also heads QueryPath – a jQuery-like PHP library. He blogs occasionally athttp://technosophos.com.