Hosting Multiple Sites Based on Host Names with same content

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2/3/2014 4:21:30 AM
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Hosting Multiple Sites Based on Host Names with same content

Hi Joe,

I am using "Hosting Multiple Sites Based on Host Names" feature in mojo portal.

I have to create 100 sites with same content such as pages, html content etc. but different skins for every site.

So,I am trying to keep same content for 100 sites to just copy the previous data for site1 and paste in same database for site2.

But it is very tough process.

Please suggest me, if you have any simple process to create 100 sites

 

Thanks and Regards,

Prafull

 

 

2/3/2014 6:24:23 AM
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Re: Hosting Multiple Sites Based on Host Names with same content

In general sites with duplicate content are going to have bad SEO and each site will be seen as low quality by search engines because of the duplicated content so I would advise caution on an idea like that.

There is a way to define content that will be created for new sites ie what pages and what features to put on pages etc by configuration files but these files have to be created before the site is created and it is fairly limited. We use this for our demo site to reset it to default content periodically, maybe you will find it useful.

2/3/2014 12:25:27 PM
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Re: Hosting Multiple Sites Based on Host Names with same content

Hi,

I agree with Joe, this is something that should be done with extreme caution, if SEO is of any importance.

You could avoid using multiple-sites altogether if the content is truly the same on every site. Instead, use the URL Rewrite module for IIS to rewrite the domain to include the skin=NameOfSkin query parameter. For instance:

MyCoolUrl.com needs to use a skin named my-cool-url so you would use URL Rewrite to change MyCoolUrl.com to MyCoolUrl.com?skin=my-cool-url. Users would only see MyCoolUrl.com.

I've not tested this but in theory it should work okay.

Hope this helps,
Joe D.

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