I want create multi site with drupal 7.I just started with below link http://drupal.org/node/960934 After setup show an warining

Warning: symlink() [function.symlink]: File exists in /home/ioss/mydomain/index.php on line 5

The PHP Code is symlik is given below

symlink( '/home/ioss/ashokks/', '/home/ioss/ashokks/test1/' );

in the above code snip drupal installed under the directory "ashokks" and test1 is the multi-site subdomain.

Thanks in advance

2 Answers 2


(1) You need to ensure if test1 does not exists there as directory to sub-domain. You will have to remove it and symbolic link will replace it and will point to main site directory.

Or alternatively....

(2) You can edit your sub-domain settings (from sub-domain manager in C Panel) and replace the file system path to /home/ioss/ashokks/ so that subdomain can point directly on main site without involving symbolic link as Options FollowSymLinks can be disabled in some server configurations.

  • :When i pointing the sub domain path to "/home/ioss/ashokks/" [Main installation of Drupal] Also i have doubt.Where i place the symlink file? Oct 15, 2011 at 6:42
  • I fixed the issue now...Please ref my answer. Oct 15, 2011 at 7:10

I fixed the issue, now. Previously, I created an invalid folder name for multi site under the site folder in drupal.


  • /home/ioss/ashokks/drupal/site/test1
  • /home/ioss/ashokks/drupal/site/test2


  • /home/ioss/ashokks/drupal/site/test1.ashokks.com
  • /home/ioss/ashokks/drupal/site/test2.ashokks.com

I hope it is useful for who wants to create a multi site.

This link helped me to resolve this issue.

  • Yes a complete domain name sub.example.com is required to be as the directory name. Oct 15, 2011 at 11:04

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