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ressister (Guest)
on 2008-10-30 17:32
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Hi there,

I currently have two unique sites each requiring a news section which
I planned to content manage through blog software.  I installed
Mephisto on the the same server as the two apps, and had it running
successfully, providing news to one of the two sites now in
operation.  I then tried getting Mephisto running in multi-site mode,
but it's not working, and I'm wondering, whether it's worth pulling
the few strands of hair remaining on my head out over this.

Why am I running this blogging engine in memory on my server when I
can free up the memory its using for either a forum or other
mongrels?  What would you do to get news onto the two sites?  Here are
my thoughts/questions.  Let me know if I'm missing something, and how
you'd handle this.

Option 1: kill Mephisto, use something like Blogger to publish to a
directory for each of the two sites and setup apache to point and to each unique news
directory. I would want to support user comments on the news, and I
don't know that would work in this "static" scenario?  Don't know much
about the blogging-sphere.

Option 2: host the blog somewhere else using a publishing tool like
Blogger, and point the sub-domains and to the online instances.  Not sure if that's even

Option 3: Figure out how to debug and get Mephisto working in multi-
site setup.

What am I missing?  What would you do to get basic news onto two sites
of yours allowing user comments, but without adding two much overhead?

I look forward to your responses and thanks!
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