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Try to understand the background of the subsites module


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keeny

Community Member, 48 Posts

11 November 2008 at 2:30am

Edited: 11/11/2008 2:32am

ewonde, I found your post very helpful in getting subsites installed. [url=http://www.keeny.co.uk/2008/11/install-silverstripe-subsites-module.html]Here are the steps I've taken[/url] so far.

Now that I have the subsites module installed, I can add subdomains, and can add pages to those subdomains in the CMS. Great!

But... I don't understand how to visit those pages. I know it should be something like:

http://subdomain1.localhost
http://subdomain2.localhost

I have silverstripe installed in my home www directory. In my case I visit the main site by going to:

http://localhost/~username/silverstripe/

What address should I be using to view the subsites?

Many Thanks,

Barry

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keeny

Community Member, 48 Posts

13 November 2008 at 8:31pm

It turns out that by default Silverstripe doesn't resolve addresses of the form:

http://subdomain1.localhost/~username

Once I installed Silverstripe in my main apache Documents folder I could visit the subsites no problem. Well... once I added entries in my /etc/hosts file:

127.0.0.1   subdomain1.localhost
127.0.0.1   subdomain2.localhost

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Ingo

Forum Moderator, 801 Posts

29 November 2008 at 8:42pm

In case it helps, I've recently extended the wiki docs on the subsites module a bit: http://doc.silverstripe.com/doku.php?id=modules:subsites

Feel free to add your findings there, either as FAQs or as more documentation paragraphs - it can be quite complex to grasp sometimes, so any documentation is welcome :)

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