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  1. "Technically" there is no reason it can't be done, it's just a policy thing. You'll find more and more shared hosting providers shying away from things like Mu which require wildcard subdomains. Too much room for abuse. And yes, you should be using the subdomain installation, because that's the right way to do it. A couple of individual WP installs would likely be just as easy to manage - keep in mind that Mu is still fairly new and requires a lot of attention and updating. Even easier would be to just create one big team blog - give everyone their own user/pass and appropriate privilege levels, and then set up your theme such that visitors can read the latest sitewide posts, posts from a specific team/group (read "category"), posts from a specific author, and so on. Unless your plan is to build a big blogging community Mu does not really make things easier. And if your intention is to build a big blogging community, you need to look for a VPS or Dedi instead of wasting time getting it to work on a shared server.
  2. Apache needs to be running the mod_auth_mysql module, which is not a standard module for Apache to be running, so I'm guessing your server is not.
  3. Just a heads up Ian. One of the very regulars in the Mu forums had her Mu install on a shared server at one of those other hosts that didn't so much allow it as they just didn't specifically disallow it. One day, they changed the TOS to say Mu is no good on a shared server, and they told her to pack her bags. Shut down the site and everything. The lesson being that Mu is still fairly new, and many hosts still don't really know much about it. Once they learn, who knows what they'll do. Are there hosts that allow Mu and wildcard subdomains? Yeah. Are there plenty that don't? Yep. Is it a policy issues? Yeah, the policy is that they care more about long term server stability and fairness to all customers on that server than they do about the latest gee whiz script, which some might argue is not the answer to what you are trying to do. (Have you looked at the multiple domains hack?) This all isn't to say that one guy and his Mu install would or could take down a whole shared server. But if the policy allowed you to do it, the policy would have to allow everyone to do it. And a bunch of people trying to build the next Blogger or WordPress.com on their shared hosting account - which I assure you is what would happen - would be bad. The only reason you are in need of something like Mu is so that you only have one installation to update. That multiple domains hack should work fine for that, and you don't break any rules doing it.
  4. Ian, What you have described there is wildcard subdomains, which is not allowed. I'll repeat it again - and if you spend enough time in the Mu forums you'll hear it over and over - if you're running Mu you're better off with a dedicated or VPS server.
  5. Mu is really nice, and if you manage several blogs already you'll appreciate the centralized administration. Without wildcard subdomains there is little point in going forward on your shared server. Over in the Mu forums it's recommended you have your own box (whether VPS or dedi) anyway just because it's easier to manage when you have root and a command line. Not to mention some shared hosts are starting to crack down on it as a resource abuser (however shady that claim is). Good luck anyway, however you manage.
  6. elance.com is free, but you will need a credit card for verification purposes. I've used it before and it worked out alright. As always, your mileage may vary.
  7. heyguy


    Looks like you're using an Upgrade disc. You own the full version?
  8. heyguy


    It should have nothing to do with Vista. If you are booting from a CD, Vista isn't running, and so it shouldn't be able to stop you.
  9. Which, if you're hosted here, you are probably not.
  10. heyguy


    If you boot from the XP install disk, you're saying it doesn't allow you to just delete/reformat the OS partition?
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