[Mediawiki-l] Multiple sites from one server?
ken at pixologic.com
Fri Jan 19 19:19:25 UTC 2007
I'd like to set up multiple (OK, two) wiki sites running on the same
server. We can use the same version of the wiki software (one will be
1.6.3 until I get around to upgrading it, the other will be 1.6.x where
x is the latest 1.6 release), so don't need to worry about running
different PHP/MySQL versions. Now the questions:
1) It looks like the best way is to set up another wiki directory with
another copy of the wiki software etc. in it, and do whatever apache
hoodoo is needed to direct requests to that wiki copy. That sound right?
We'll probably simply use the ip number of the machine, rather than
getting a new domain name, as the new wiki will be private. But I'll
worry about that when the time comes.
2) It would seem that all I would need to worry about with MySQL is to
make sure I set up the new wiki with a new database, but otherwise not
need to fiddle with MySQL. Is this correct?
3) Biggest thing is that I need to ensure the new wiki is private--it
will contain very private stuff. (If I told you what, I'd have to kill
you. I know, an old line, but it never ceases to be funny to
double-digit IQs such as my own.) Opinions on this? Aside from the
general machine setup (which I'm as sure I can be is reasonably secure),
would it be best to use Mediawiki security features, or should I instead
go into the Apache side of things? And are there any special things I
need to look at to ensure that users of the public wiki cannot somehow
access the private wiki? (I'm guessing not, since the wiki code and
databases will be completely separate, but one wants to be sure...)
In advance, many thanks,
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