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  • multiple vhosts under same domain?

    I've got a setup that has multiple applications under the same domain - a wordpress install is at the root of the domain, there's a standalone (non-wp) forum on one subdirectory, and a standalone web gallery on another subdirectory. They're all pretty high traffic, so I'm thinking I should have them running under separate vhosts - is that possible? All the info I've seen on vhosts seems to be for subdomains or separate domains

    I'm assuming that a separate vhost means a separate instance of apache or is it just a separate thread?
    My concern is that the different applications need to have memory managed separately - am I way off base on this?

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    Hi bheadrick,

    A few preliminary questions, I presume you're using our VPS? Are you using Plesk or cPanel?

    Certainly running them as separate vhosts gives you some additional flexibility, but generally this is done using subdomains. Without some advanced configuration and redirection happening on the front-end I don't know of any quick and easy way to to do this (perhaps someone else has a suggestion?).

    PHP is where you will have the most memory control and having them on separate apache vhosts will allow you to configure php memory consumption effectively. Through Plesk or cPanel though, you should have some pretty great controls for managing them once they're on separate vhosts. Once set, you can manage memory allocations and tweak away per domain/subdomain. To keep each site on separate threads and easy to manage you may want run php using fastcgi, it's highly recommended for servers running multiple applications effectively.

    Hope that helps!