Changes between Version 7 and Version 8 of faq/drupal/configuration


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Mar 22, 2011, 2:01:32 PM (10 years ago)
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Jamie McClelland
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    77Drupal has a method for running more than one web site using the same core Drupal source. It's called "[http://drupal.org/node/43816 multi-site]". Using multi-site, you can place as many directories in your Drupal sites directory as you want, each one named after the domain name of the separate site you want to create.
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    9 We do not use this approach for two reasons:
     9We do not use this approach for several reasons:
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    1111 * It means everyone has to use the same DocumentRoot - you cannot, for example, add your own `robots.txt` file or decide you want to customize your `.htaccess` file
    12  * It does not work with suexec - a security mechanism that restricts the permissions of your Drupal installation to just your account. When using multi-site, a vulnerability in one site can be used to do damage to another site on the same server.
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    14 In short, the multi-site approach is both restrictive and insecure.
     12 * It prevents you from running your own multi-site installation.
     13 * It forces you to run Drupal rather than providing you with a web directory to do with what you please (symlink to Drupal or run anything else)
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    1615== How does the MF/PL approach work? ==