I would like to install drupal on my shared server. I plan to select one theme and it's attributes (modules, ect...)
I would like for most of the websites (if possible), or all of the sites on my shared server to be able to use drupal.
I would install drupal in the root directory. Has anyone had any experience with doing so?
On another note, it would be nice if different sites had their own color scheme.
Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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VM’s picture

its unclear how you will be running multiple websites in the same hosting user account. Will you have multiple domains? If not; what differentiates the different sites?

you can run drupal in the root of the hosting account. In fact most do.

vikingdesign’s picture

I have multiple domain names directed to my shared hosting account. We had migrated down from a VPS account, where I set each account up with its own cPanel, and I used to be able to delegate the accounts with WHM. Currently, I have one cPanel to control everyone. Each web domain is listed on our server under public_html. At the domain registrar each site is set to use the domain servers at Liquid Web. Liquid Web is my webhosting vendor. On my account manager at http://liquidweb.com, I have set server with DNS settings, (Zone file) for MX records, A records, CNAME records and TXT records for each account, which properly delegates each website, propagating the website and mails.
I made the change from an easier set up, to a cheaper one, since I have never used the bandwidth allotted.

John M. Wurster

Jaypan’s picture

You'll either need to install Drupal in public_html as a multisite installation, pointing all your domains at public_html (letting Drupal decide which domain to show), or you'll need to create a separate Drupal installation in the webroot for each domain.

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VM’s picture

I'd avoid a multisite install using a single code base. Instead I'd run a drupal installation in the folder for each domain with each domain's doc root pointing to its subdirectory.

Jaypan’s picture

That's the conclusion I've come to over the years as well - I keep each installation on a separate code base. But the description in the OP sounded more like the OP was looking for a multisite solution.

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VM’s picture

That was my first inclination as well which is what drove me to ask the question about domains.

vikingdesign’s picture

Thank you for the help!
I will install DP7 for two of the websites, of because the modules available/needed.
One of the other sites, I will install DP8 because of what is included in the core. This should avoid some future maintenance.
The other 7 sites I will keep the current HTML for now.

John M. Wurster

VM’s picture

DP8? if you mean Drupal 8 the alpha version shouldn't be used for a production site. The upgrade path isn't stable until betas are released.

vikingdesign’s picture

Thank you!

John M. Wurster