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2diabolos
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« on: March 16, 2007, 08:52:22 AM »

I want to install "wordpressMU" (multi-user version of wordpress) and would like each blog to have an adress like :
each-blog.myDomain.com

But, unfortunately, it seems that, with my Basic Hosting Plan, I must declare each subdomain ...
Is there a way to allow all subdomains and redirect them to a specified folder ?

Thanks for answers.
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2007, 12:54:38 PM »

I'm looking for answers to the same question, 2diabolos.  I'm wondering whether installing wordpressMU is allowed/acceptable/possible on Lunarpages?

Thanks!
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2007, 10:33:54 PM »

Installing can't be forbiden !
possible ... it depends on what you really want.
I mean that, if you only want wordpressMU blogs to have this kind of URL : yourHost.com/blogExample , it easy (it is already working for me)

subdomains blog will be more difficult ... I'm still looking for answers.
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2007, 05:50:57 AM »

Lunarpages doesn't support wildcard domains unfortunately so in all reality the greatest thing about wordpress mu is blocked here.  If you do a search for wildcard you'll find a few possibilities if you get a dedicated IP but they still wont write the needed code in the httpd.conf file.

I may be leaving because of this, it's not a security concern and is to do in linux
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2007, 06:55:46 AM »

Since LP permits an unlimited number of subdomains on your primary domain, perhaps they could be prevailed upon to separate out the cPanel subdomain-creation code (PHP?) and make it available as a library? A number of people have requested the ability to dynamically create subdomains, so this could be a good selling point for LP. You'd have to create the subdomain from within your application before anyone could use it, but that should be a simple matter of a single call: create_subdomain("subd_name", "subd_path"). Don't hold your breath, though -- LP seems to be very reluctant to do any programming.
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2007, 07:12:44 AM »

That totaly goes against the grain of wordpress mu though, a user signs up and selects the subdomain address they want and viola it's created.  There is an option with a dedicated IP i'm thinking of trying.
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2007, 07:31:10 AM »

That totaly goes against the grain of wordpress mu though

How's that? My suggestion to LP was that they make dynamic subdomain creation available through some sort of API. If Wordpress mu already does that, there may be a standardized interface already (so you wouldn't have to edit the WP code). Your users wouldn't see any of this stuff -- they would just sign up and voila, there's a subdomain.
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2007, 08:24:25 AM »

There is another host that allows dynamic subdomains. However, a lot of users (thousands+?) have gotten their sites hacked so that spam was automatically generated in those dynamic subdomains.

Not to say that dynamic subdomains are guaranteed to be vulnerable, but there would appear to be security considerations.
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2007, 05:56:39 AM »

Programming a plugin in WP is usually easy. So if Lunarpage produce a API for creating subdomains, I will make the plugin ....

For spam, there are already some plugins availlable.

For hacking, by definition, it is more complex ...
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