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ProfGerdes

19 December 2009 at 8:05am Community Member, 1 Post

I teach at a university, and wanted to use SilverStripe in my class, with each student having their own site. I have access to an internal server.

My question is how best to support multiple, independent sites? If I have 30 students, do I need 30 installs? Any guidance would be appreciated, by me and our IT department.

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banal

19 December 2009 at 8:45am Community Member, 901 Posts

No, you won't need multiple installs.
Maybe the "subsites" module (http://www.silverstripe.org/subsites-module) provides what you need.
Otherwise you could use the same code-base for multiple websites by using symlinked folders. I do this for local development, where I have one SilverStripe code-base and multiple websites that are using this code. Makes updating the CMS very easy across multiple sites.
This thread contains some information that might help you: http://silverstripe.org/general-questions/show/251650