This group should probably have more organizers. See documentation on this recommendation.

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.

ygerasimov's picture

Sharing images between drupal sites

Did you ever have a challenge of sharing images between your Drupal sites?

I had a project to do that across Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 sites and came up with idea of building Digital Assets Management platform on Drupal for Drupal. This helps serve images from a single location (can use CDN if needed) and has fluent integration with image styles.

You can see a demo video

Maybe you could be interested in such solution for your sites? Would be happy to share.

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dealancer's picture

Meet Druml - multisite management tool


I would like to introduce Druml (, which is a Drupal multisite management tool. It simplifies deployments of code and allows to perform various tasks for multiple sites. It can run in multithread mode. It integrates with Acquia. You can also extend it with custom functionality as you want.

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merolhack's picture

Drupal 8 in a Virtual Machine and Multi-sites with subdirectories

I followed this tutorial(Drupal 7) but it not worked for me(Drupal 8):

Multi-site in subdirectories

My Drupal is on a Virtual Machine with only access via IP, not hostname.

This is my enviroment:

  • CentOs 7 with SELinux(mode: enforcing)
  • Varnish 4.0.3
  • Apache 2.4.23
  • Drupal 8.2.4

I need to create the next structure of sites:

  • / <-- First site
  • /site2 <-- Second site
  • /site3 <-- Third site

In the file sites/sites.php i have:

  • $sites['localhost.site2'] = 'site2';
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luc.beaupere's picture

Multisite configuration drupal 7.41 et wampserver 2.5

Ma config sous windows10 avec drupal 7.41 et wampserver 2.5
dans le navigateur lancer "" et pas ""
sinon erreur "The requested URL was not found on this server."

1 - fichier C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts       localhost

2 - fichier C:\wamp\bin\apache\apache2.4.9\conf\httpd.conf

Listen [::0]:8080
# Virtual hosts
Include conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf
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jlbellido's picture

Configuration management best practices for multi-site project

Hi everyone!,

I'm moving a project from single to multitise configuration (5 sites in total). But now I have to face how manage the configuration in the different sites and at the same time have a maintainable architecture for keep developing new features in the future.

My case is the following:

  • Multi-site project where each site have to languages (native one + english)
  • Same configuration for all sites (sections, type of contents etc..) But some differences like the language configuration or path pattern for the URLs.
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bbakelaar's picture

2 posts and 1 comment in the past 6 months

I guess that says it all about the state of Drupal multisite? Disagree?

Or is there some other location where all the action is happening?

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bbakelaar's picture

Multisite installation maintainers, by industry

Higher ed
100% (1 vote)
0% (0 votes)
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Website makers (agencies, consultants, shops, etc.)
0% (0 votes)
Other (sorry if I missed you!)
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 1
billp44ruby's picture

Multisite recommendation for install files, etc.

I'm curious as to what the best practice recommendations are for maintaining files like install.php, update.php on a multisite server. I'm adding new sites to the installation frequently, but I understand leaving them out there presents somewhat of a security risk that I'd rather not have.

What do others do with these files between site installations?

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humansky's picture

Getting a list of users that belong to a specific role in Drupal multisite

I'm trying to get a list of user emails that belong to the role 'site administrators' from a remote multisite Drupal environment. When I run the following command:

drush @remote_site sql-query 'SELECT DISTINCT u.mail FROM users AS u LEFT JOIN users_roles AS ur ON u.uid=ur.uid LEFT JOIN role AS r ON ur.rid=r.rid WHERE = "site administrator"'

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humansky's picture

Getting a list of users that belong to a specific role in Drupal multisite

I'm trying to get a list of user emails that belong to the role 'site administrators' from a remote multisite Drupal environment. When I run the following command:

drush @remote_site sql-query 'SELECT DISTINCT u.mail FROM users AS u LEFT JOIN users_roles AS ur ON u.uid=ur.uid LEFT JOIN role AS r ON ur.rid=r.rid WHERE = "site administrator"'

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billp44ruby's picture

HTTP to HTTPS redirects for Multisite Setups

I've got a multisite installation set up in a subdomain implementation. I've got an SSL certificate on the subdomain and I'd like to make sure all http traffic that comes at the site is redirected to https. My research shows that in normal implementation, an update to the .htaccess file would be the route to go. But since there is a single .htaccess file for the Drupal code, I'm not sure how to make this work only for my subdomain implementation.

Any suggestions?

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billp44ruby's picture

Securiting Testing in Multisite Environments

I'm curious as to whether anyone has set up effective security testing procedures for multisite environments. I'm looking for solutions that will test for malware, penetration, etc. across 50+ Drupal websites. Are there any recommended vendors to work with on this?

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valovag's picture

Multisite installation (subdirectory url)

I have two existing live sites running drupal 7 ( and --> /en automatically selected for english language) and I want to unite them with subdirectory urls with seperate databases. I am following Drupal documentation for installing multi-site#subdirectory. In order to make the symbolic link I need to have ssh access to the server to run the commands. But my hosting service informed me that I am not allowed to remote access. Does anyone know if there is any alternative?

Thanks for the help!

Up to this point the steps I followed:

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Darshi Shah's picture

Remove one site from multisite setup after build from start


I am maintiaing a multisite setup in Drupal 6. One of the sites in this setup is built in Drupal 7 from start and all content has been migrated in new site.

Now I want to point the site to new Drupal 7 site instead of old one. Drupal 7 setup is not in multisite. How can I do this? Can I just change document root on server ? Will changing that has any impact on other sites? All sites have different vhost files.


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billp44ruby's picture

Redirecting a multisite site to a different domain/subfolder

Is it possible to setup a multisite implementation (either subdomain or subfolder) and then use some sort of redirect to have that content displayed under a different domain name / folder? It's been suggested that I might be able to use .htaccess to do that, but I'm wondering if anybody has any experience in how that might work.

Specifically, I want to build a microsite on or But my client's site is and they want to access the content from Is this feasible for multisite installations?

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asmiller's picture

Principal Drupal Architect | Tesla Motors Inc.

Employment type: 
Full time
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About Tesla

Tesla’s goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to electric mobility with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars. California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs, as well as EV powertrain components for partners such as Toyota and Daimler. Model S is the world’s first premium sedan to be engineered from the ground up as an electric vehicle. Model S was named Motor Trend’s prestigious 2013 Car of the Year, achieved the best safety score of any car ever tested by the NHTSA, and Consumer Reports is calling it the best car it has ever tested.

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billp44ruby's picture

Updating Drupal 7 Core with Multisite Setup

I've got to update Drupal 7 core 7.14 to 7.28 for my multisite implementation. I'm currently running about 30 or so sites with a shared code base. I've read the Core Update and the process seems pretty straightforward if I'm doing a single site update. But I've got a few questions for multisite updates:

-- I'm supposed to put my site in 'maintenance' mode prior to copying in the new code base. Does that mean that I have to place each of my 30+ sites in maintenance mode prior to applying the update or is that only required when I run the update.php script for each site?

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MikeWeseloh's picture

Setting up a new site under multisite and building it PRIOR to changing the DNS listing for the previous version of the site

Hello All,

There is probably a very simple answer to this that I am overlooking; but here goes.

I have taken over managing an existing live site ( and need to start working on its replacement.

I've started a hosting account at Arvixe and setup Drupal at a 'dummy' domain and have configured and gotten multisite up and running. A second domain is already running in multisite under that dummy domain.

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btopro's picture

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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Garrett Albright's picture

"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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