Say I want to run siteA.com and siteB.com from the same remote server. How can I share the modules but not site specific configuration. I don't want them to have the same titles use the same modules but it seems a waste of space to be installing the same modules if they are running on the same server.

Please note: I selected the answer below because it looked like an answer. However, seems to be useful only if the server is local? I do not use the terminal to connect to my site. I wouldn't be sure how to go about that either other than trying to do it via some shh connection.

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There is a great way of accomplishing this, it's called multi-site. See http://drupal.org/documentation/install/multi-site and http://drupal.org/node/43816 for a start.

A great project that offers multi-site hosting is Aegir. In Aegir you can even create multiple platforms that run 1 or more sites. See http://aegirproject.org

1 thing: you can not run multiple sites from a subdirectory if you run with Aegir/Drupal, that won't work with how Drupal is designed, but if your running on some GNU/Linux, then you might be able to symlink something together.

It's true you can use the sites/all/* folders to share modules/themes/libraries, but 1 thing is missing: In the sites/ folder, you have to create a directory, containing the config files, files directory (etc) for every individual site that you want to run.

You could also offer multiple sites from 1 directory via an alias, but that's not what your looking for now i believe, just as an extra bonus tip. ;) Hope this helps a bit.


You can use sites/all folder to share modules between any number of sites.

This directory should be used to place downloaded and custom modules and themes which are common to all sites. This will allow you to more easily update Drupal core files. These modules and themes should be placed in subdirectories called modules and themes as follows:


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