Is it possible to use Domain Mapping on shared hosting?
We're using it without any issues on a cPanel shared hosting account. We do have a dedicated IP pointing to the account and have wildcard domains turned on so that any domain pointed to the IP will automatically point to the WPMU install, but if that type of setup isn't convenient I think you can still manually park a domain on the cPanel account to get similar results. Don't know about other control panels.
Thanks denny I am using hostgator. so I just need a dedicated IP. My problem is dedicated IP cost like 16 USD and ut give about 8 IP if I am not mistaken.
Would there be a solution without getting dedicated IP?
If you're in a situation where you can manually park domains on the account then you shouldn't need the dedicated IP to use the plugin.
You would need the dedicated IP if you intend to allow your users to point the A record (http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/smallbusiness/domains/domainfeatures/advanceddns/advanceddns-04.html) of their domain to your WPMU install and make use of domain mapping without any intervention on your part.
If it's a small/private community or if you're the one registering the domains for users then I wouldn't worry about the dedicated IP, otherwise it would probably be worth the money.
Also I should note that I haven't tried this setup myself using the Premium WPMU plugin but I did at a point in the past have the parked domain thing sorted out using Donncha's original domain mapping plugin so I'm only assuming that it still works with the Premium version...
Anyone remember when IP addresses were free? My first ISP actually assigned one to each client for dial up. Wish I could remember what it was to see where it is now. *sigh*
The only real concern about getting a dedicated IP address, outside of your host requiring it as an upsale in return to run WPMu, would be if you think you're going to have or are having problems with other clients on your current box. People like spammers and you;re having problems with getting trackbacks past Akismet and Typepad, emails being blocked and the like.
You could also get a VPS, I spend $10 a month on mine and it currently running 2 WPMU/buddypress installs well!
I also have a problem getting the domain mapping plugin running on a shared server. I have wpmu installed under maxwel.de/blog and a subblog under maxwel.de/blog/familienzentrum.
now i want one of my domains (www.maxwelinlove.com) to show maxwel.de/blog/familienzentrum.
If I route maxwelinlove.com via my administration panel to the blog folder it works but all the css and images don't show up.
If I route maxwelinlove.com to the root folder, where the blog folder is placed and enter maxwelinlove.com/blog it works. But in this case maxwelinlove.com shows only the content of the root folder and not the blog (which is only natural).
How can this be resolved?
Thanks and best regards,
If you have installed wpmu in the /blog subdirectory on your host, then the /blog will always have to be in the URL I'm afraid.
The only way to get rid of the /blog part of the path is to install wpmu in the root of your hosting account.
Thanks Barry. Is there any easy way to move it?
If your site is new it may be easiest to reinstall. Otherwise you need to export the db and do a find-replace to get rid of that path as well as moving files.
I solved it within PhpMyAdmin using: UPDATE tablename SET tablefield = replace(tablefield, "findstring", "replacestring"); I also had to change htacess and wp-config removing the /folder/...
Now also the domain mapping works. great!
Another question that doesnt't belong here (but you guys are quick here): Is there any plugin that allows me to clone/duplicate/template existing blogs?
There are some out there, but we may be releasing something like that very soon...
when might that be?
No ETA's, but very soon.
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