[imiaoswg] Re: Portal software

  • From: "Robin S. Carriere" <rscarriere@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: imiaoswg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 12:21:58 -0400

Hi Peter,

Many CMS's contain multi-site functionality, which allows you to install 
code once and run many sites from the same or several different 
databases.   Not sure about PHPNuke - but I have read about this 
funcionality in other  PHP CMS's (and I think Plone does it too!)   What 
happends in some cases (when you are restricted to one database by your 
host.) is that people will place a prefix on the name of their tables 
(again functionality built into some CMSs).   So a user table might look 
something like site1_usertable, site2_usertable, etc.  for each and 
every table.    It's ugly because you can frequently have hundreds of 
tables in your database - but does work.

Peter Murray wrote:

>Thanks to everyone for their input and thoughts on content management 
>software for web portals etc. I can see what I am going to be doing over 
>the holidays ;-))
>One question addressed to the more technically minded, if anyone can answer:
>- is it possible to run two different portals from one installation of, for 
>example, PHPNuke (or other CMS system)? - if so, does it just need two 
>different MySQL databases? -  or do you need to do a full installation of 
>PhPNuke etc every time?
>- to try and concretise the question in case the above is not clear - if I 
>want to run two websites, one for the hypothetical website 
>www.osorg01.org  and one for www.osorg02.org, what do I need to do in 
>PHPNuke or similar? Do I need a full instalation for each, or just two 
>separate databses, or otgher setup?
>I have tried playing around with it a little bit and cannot seem to find an 
>answer, and wondered if anyone knew and could save me hours of 'valuable 
>learning experience'?
>Regards, Peter Murray

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