A new tutorial over on the HowTo Forge website today steps you through the process of getting a multisite Drupal installation set up on Ubuntu via CVS.
This howto shows you how to do a multi-site Drupal install on Ubuntu. It also covers how to layout your directories for ease of maintenance, and how to ensure that you can update Drupal easily from CVS.
Why go to all this bother? Why not just install Drupal using sudo aptitude install drupal? The answer is that as your website gets more popular, you're going to need to keep up to date with security patches, as well as manage all the custom modules you've installed.
The tutorial is broken up into sections:
- Configure DNS
- Install Packages
- Test Apache2/PHP Installation
- Test MySQL Installation
- Install Drupal Using CVS
- CVS Updates
- Create Additional Directories
- Create the Drupal Sites
- Configure Drupal