[pmwiki-users] wiki farm terminology

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Mon Mar 20 07:23:17 CST 2006

On Mon, Mar 20, 2006 at 01:13:13PM +0000, Hans wrote:
> PS: At the bottom of the original page (now bottom of the history)
> it says:
> "In general, fields can be created and administered from user accounts
> other than the one maintaining the farm if the underlying operating
> system permissions and PHP configuration settings allow it. PHP's
> default configuration normally allows this, but some system
> administrators and web hosting services change the PHP configuration
> such that this is not possible."
> This suggests to me that Pm had the independent setup of wikis in a
> farm very much in mind, with multiple admins. Not just administering
> wikis (fields), but even setting them up.

That's correct.  A system administrator (e.g., a web hosting provider)
can install the software once in a central location, and then
individual accounts on the system can create their own wikis
with just an index.php file.  

They can of course have local customizations, skins, cookbook, 
etc., but the index.php file is all that would be needed
to get started, and the system administrator can keep the farm
installation up to date.


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