I have 1 dedicated IP and 20 parked domains on hostmonster. The reason I want to use multisite is to save time on setting up themes, plugins, seo, marketing, etc... I plan on hosting various app interfaces and mobile apps on 2 - 5 of the domains (front ends to cloud - not high traffic) and the rest is for standard business web sites.
I will not need to many subdomain sites, but it would be nice have the option for customer interfaces. I also need the option to have a lot of landing pages for marketing.
So, I want to set up a scalable system to manage what I'm doing now and be able to add the items stated above. I like the idea of branding all of it and managing it through a single interface. I really want to learn how to use the automated social features as well.
So, step 1 - What plugins do I need to use to manage the initial 20 domains through 1 interface?
step 2 - What plugins do I need for branding and social marketing.
step 3 - How do set this up so I can easily expand the system to a dedicated host?
step 4 - What do I need to host the mobile apps like the WP ios and android apps (they are really cool!).
step 5 - How do I get step be step instructions so I don't have to spend so much time reading tutorials that are outdated? I have to have the first 3 steps done next week.
Your help will be greatly appreciated!