Hello and welcome.

I'm running several sites using Drupal's multisite feature, and noticed the absence of a group to discuss the various issues and how-tos related to doing this. If anyone has any questions about the basics, I can probably answer them. I'd also like to see some tutorials about more advanced stuff like sharing database tables.

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ELMSLN packaged via Vagrant for easy spin up and try out

If you don't need to know how to setup vagrant and want to play:

This screencast is a series of 4 videos (for now, will be more in the future potentially) that show how to get ELMSLN up and running with Vagrant. This is the easiest way to setup this system as other methods require knowledge of bash scripting and a clean server to deploy against.

If you don't know what ELMSLN is check out

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"Why Drupal Multisite Is Not Enterprise Grade" - Pantheon introduces new multi-site product

The folks at Pantheon recently posted an article listing their grievances with multi-sites (I presume they're referring to the standard core approach), then pitch a new product they're offering to address them called Pantheon One. The best I can tell from the details in the article, it involves spinning up a separate container or jail for each site (like a VM, but with a shared OS; only the user-level processes and disk regions are separated), though I might be mistaken.

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Multisite XML Sitemaps and Robots.txt files

I run a number of sites through a Drupal multisite setup, using different subfolders, different subdomains and different domain names off of the same code base. In some cases, I own the domain names and in other cases I'm hosting a subdomain for a domain that my customer owns.

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trainingcity's picture

Creating copy of Site in Multisite

I am planning to starting using multisite on my server and I had a quick question for the group. I have over 200 modules enabled on my exiting site, as well as various content types, etc. I will need almost all of this functionality for my new site so I am thinking of replicating my existing db into a newly named db using phpMyAdmin. Once it is running, I was thinking I could simply delete the old content (users, added content, etc) using Views Bulk Operations.

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btopro's picture

APC + File cache + DB cache bin best practices

I was hoping maybe some one had an article or could give me some feedback on the following settings.php configuration that I'm currently using to push Drupal 7 cache bins to APC user cache and the file system via the File Cache module. Best performance numbers I got was APC for everything but that obviously has some issues with fragmentation of the smaller cached values. Some context of what I'm also using for performance
-- Display Cache
-- Entity cache

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saurabh.arya's picture

Multisite with shared content

I have a requirement to create a main site and sub-sites.For ex: Main site should be having content types news,video,gallery,slideshow.
Sub-sites should be having same content types news,video,gallery,slideshow.

I want to relate/reference the main site news with sub-site news,video,gallery,slideshow or sub-site1 news to be relate/reference with sub-site2 news,video,gallery,slideshow.

btopro's picture

Using DSLM as an alternative to core Multi-site

I just wanted to point to this write up and screencast I did here about migrating from multiple multi-sites to a DSLM ( based method of structuring Drupal core / contrib / install profiles. I had been looking for a solution like this for some time and have been very happy with it thus far both as a developer as well as server performance.

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Clearing cache across all sites through UI?

Hi, I'm a web developer for a university which runs a multisite setup on Drupal 7 Acquia Cloud. All the sites have the same basic codebase and even look and feel, but with slight tweaks, different menus, content, etc.

We have an emergency notification view that's on every page, that displays when we create an emergency notification node on one particular site using Feeds XML Backend.

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Domain access and Multsite

Did anyone created a site using Multisite and Domain access together?

aparnakondala123's picture

Multisite-common user base

I am looking for a solution for Multisite with common user base (not roles).

       Number of sub-sites -Around 75
       Number of roles ranging from 50-150 per site

right now I am sharing user tables.Traffic expected to this site is around 4/sec.Content is coming all different sources.

monsoon's picture

Open Atrium-2- Platform on Barracuda Aegir.


I have searched for instructions to create a platform and profile of Open Atrium 2 on my Barracuda Aegir (BOA) hosting environment but no luck.

Is there any makefile available for this purpose of OA2 platform.
Or some instructions I can follow to create OA2 platform from scratch.

I know OA1 platform is already provided by default when I installed my hosting platform. But I am interested to launch my site on OA2 instead.

Any help is highly appreciated.


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Drupal 7 Multisite - Infinite recursion [symlinks]

I've been pulling my hair out trying to figure out how to solve a problem I've been experiencing with a Drupal 7 multisite installation. I've searched frantically over the last while and I was hoping that perhaps someone has solved the issue I'm having. I found some very relevant discussions and information and there does not appear to be any solution contained in them.

See the following:

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Errors trying to set up multisite

I am using Drupal as a multisite installation. I am able to setup and create multiple sites using the sites.php file and creating the necessary subdirectory.

What isn't working is using the default setup for multiple domains. What I want to do is point all of my domains at the Drupal installation and have them all load as the default site until I develop each individual site. When I do that the home page loads but if I click any links I get an internal server error.

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Drupal Theme Designer | Graphic Designer | PSi

Employment type: 
Part time
Employment type: 

We are building a team to offer mobile web design and application development to select industries such as restaurant, automotive, small business, entertainment, services-based businesses and eCommerce.

Specifically we would like to design and develop some custom themes for our demo sites which we can sell to multiple clients with a bit of customization.

We also need a designer that can offer original, creative designs for our clients that pay extra for design services.

Here are some skills we are looking for:
Web Graphics Design
Responsive Web Design
Drupal 7/8 Theme Design

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mubiesam's picture

web front end developer | Mubie

Employment type: 
Part time
Employment type: 

We are looking for long term partner to work with us for our multisites platform using Drupal module “Domain Access”.

Each sub site under this platform will need a different UI, so you will need to work closely with the UI and development team to Convert visual design into Drupal themes for responsive websites and applications.

Generate standards compliant themes with html/css/javascript
Require good knowledge of Domain Access multisite structure
Familiar with Drupal theme and SASS/Compass will be a plus.

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13 domains 1 codebase shared login

This question is a bit similar to what has been asked here before but my use case is a bit different.

I have 13 Drupal 7 sites that share the source code. 12 of them run the same modules / settings but look slightly different. At the moment I use 13 databases.

I have about 50 users on each site and each user has some nodes.
Every site has its own taxonomy terms but the vocabularies are mostly named similar.

My goal is to let users from site A login into site B without filling in their profile again.
I have some custom modules running that alter the user profile fields.

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isabisa's picture

multisite domain name change

Hi, I am trying to change the site url for to is a site in the D6 multisite install of But I am having some major issues and I can't figure out what I have done wrong.

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Web Engineer | KirkeWeb

Employment type: 
Full time
Not allowed

Are you our new Web Engineer?

ChurchWeb is a high­growth start­up company introducing a game changing cloud based solution to churches. Our office is located in the heart of Copenhagen and when you join you will get caught by a vibe of fun, ambitions, attitude, and hard work.

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BigChief's picture

Here's a technical one...... Multisite or Domain Access?

Here's an interesting challenge:

Site 1 has subdomains that will not share the user table, but will share modules.

Site 2 has a different domain, but will share the user table with site 1, and has different modules but will share some page content.

They are currently on two different servers, but I can place them on the same machine to share DB etc.

From what I have read I have a hybrid of the functionality between the two approaches.

Multisite or Domain Access? Which one should be used to do the trick here....

Thanks in advance for your tips!

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Acount Sync Multisites

Hi, I've two sites in a multisite install from the subdomain type, they've been running for a while each one of them has it's own database and they only share the codebase. But now I need to integrate both sites with a single sign on, I've tried with bakery but the problem is that in both sites I have pre existing users so I need something to sync the accounts, I found this module Account Sync but it gives me a mysql syntax error:

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