[pmwiki-users] wiki farm vs individual programs
nospam at eton.ca
Thu Jun 2 08:54:01 CDT 2005
At 2005-06-02 08:37 AM -0500, David Sovinski is rumored to have said:
>What are the advantages/disadvantages to simply installing pmWiki multiple
>times on a site instead of configuring a wiki farm?
>I am installing pmWiki on a site that needs 3 very separate types of
>collaboration and we don't want data confused or mixed.
>Other than having to make sure we perform program updates on all 3, is
>there a good reason NOT to install 3 copies of the program for the 3
>Am I misunderstanding a wiki farm?
I initially tried to run 3 wikis as totally separate installs. Updates were
a royal pain. I then switched to one install in a non-servable directory
acting as the farm, with 3 fields in other directories. In fact, the farm
and all of the fields are on separate virtual hosts.
Updates are a breeze, each of the fields are completely customized, and the
data for each is completely isolated. Some allow uploads, some are password
protected (via Apache), and they all have different skins. The farm/field
architecture has been very carefully designed to do exactly what you want
to accomplish. I would highly recommend it.
The only reason I can see to use separate installs is if you have
physically separate servers.
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