WordPress MU is the multi-user version of the WordPress blogging application, which allows you to run hundreds of thousands of blogs with a single install of WordPress. The main advantage of WordPress MU is that it makes updates extremely easy. You can control and moderate all the blogs from a single dashboard. (Note: WordPress 3.0 and above has the functionality of WordPress Multiuser). WordPress MU is ideal for enterprise users looking for a large scale blogging solution for intranet deployments, schools and versions universities who want to offer blogs to all their students and teachers, or individuals looking to host multiple blogs for their personal or business needs.
- WordPress MU makes it possible for those with a website to host their own blogging community. WordPress MU allows your user to run their own wordpress blog. For example, if you have a blog for your school NHRschool.com, then you can let the students to create blogs like james.NHRschool.com, or mary.NHRschool.com.
- It can also be used to run separate sites on their own domain. For example, let’s say you have a site about ticketbooking and you want to create several blogs for the different forms of ticketbooking like movie-ticketbooking.com, baseball-ticketbooking.com, park-ticketbooking.com, basketball-ticketbooking.com ect. Then you can install WordPress MU on one of the domains and then go to the WPMU administration panel to add the second and third, fourth sites ect. Now have separate sites on one installation of WPMU. Each site can have it’s own unique theme, different plugins, and additional users.
Does Arvixe hosting support wordpress Mu?
Yes you can setup wordpress Mu at arvixe hosting. You can install WordPress MU from your Arvixe cPanel. Sign into your cPanel and follow these steps:
- Click Softaculous.
- Scroll down to “Blogs”. Find the “WordPress MU” link and click on it.
- Click “Install”.
- Fill out all of the boxes. For “In Directory” type the name of a new directory you would like created. By default, the box will be left blank to install the software into your main directory. Enter the sites name and description. Create the administrators username, password and enter their email address. When you are finished, click “Install”.
You are done.