Bear with me as this is going to be long but as detailed as possible ... thanks in advance ...
Found u guys while researching the multisite concept. I currently manage 37 and growing WP sites that are spread out over possibly every hosting company in the US. I have certain needs and things I'd like to accomplish and want to set things up right from the get go. Fast forward and ready to go ...
Here is what I have:
Bluehost pro account - clean slate - nothing installed - (will certainly go the vps or ded route when needed)
1 dedicated ip
many wordpress sites hosted on several different accounts
skills - designing sites since frontpage extensions lol
lots of coffee and the ability to go without sleep
a willingness to give back to the community
What I'd like/need to accomplish:
1. My company site
Currently up and running and ready to move to new account. I have at least 25 temples for clients to browse (of course urs will be added to the stable). Right now I have them set up as screenshots with sux but would like to have them live previews. Multisite + sub domains for each? Not sure how to accomplish this and request guidance.
2. Client sites
Bring all 37+ individual sites into one multisite network
3. Big plans
I have started conceptual dev on a multisite concept similar to edublog but completely different niche.
Ok, so there it is. Looking for a blueprint of sorts revolving around upfront and ur plugins. Is this possible in one account? Can several multisite installs co-exist? Need more TLDs? My company site is currently the TLD and haven't pointed any others yet.
I'm not concerned about the importing ... more getting the structure right with an eye towards scalability.
Once again, thx for the gracious assistance