What is multisite
Multisite is a network of subsites that share the same core files and database within one WordPress installation. While the multisite’s subsites do not have their own directories, they have separate folders for media uploads and separate database tables.
With a multisite structure, the network administrator decides which themes and plugins are available for activation on each subsite. The network admin handles the overall management of the multisite network from the WordPress admin and can create other users and control their permissions (such as allowing them to install plugins and themes).
You can find out more about WordPress Multisites here.
Multisite in the 10Web dashboard
You can create a multisite network in just a few clicks.
10Web does not offer migration of multisites. Multisite support is only available with 10Web’s agency plans
Before creating a new multisite WordPress installation, it’s important to consider the structure of your site’s URLs. There are two ways to set up a multisite: subdirectories or subdomains.
By choosing Subdirectory during the multisite network installation, you will find each subsite at a URL like example.com/subsite-1 or example.com/subsite-2.
Large websites like WordPress.com or Google.com often organize content into subdomains. For example, each blog on WordPress.com has its own subdomain, resulting in URLs like example.wordpress.com. Likewise, Google uses this structure for products like drive.google.com or mail.google.com.
Creating a new WordPress multisite in 10Web
- From your 10Web dashboard, click the plus icon on the page’s left side.
- Select Create a Brand New WordPress Website then, click Next
- Enter your domain in the Domain field (or leave the default 10Web subdomain).
- Check the box for Should we install multisite?
- Select Subdirectory or Subdomain, then click Next.
- Enter the site title and network administrator’s user name.
- Enter or generate a strong password, then copy it for safekeeping.
- Click Install to complete your WordPress multisite installation.
Since WordPress stores and shares files efficiently among subsites in a multisite network, there is no limit to the number of sites you can create. However, since plugins and media uploads take up more disk space, it’s important to choose a hosting plan that includes enough storage space for all the sites in your network.
Learn more about WordPress multisite
Since multisite networks are quite different from a typical WordPress website, they may seem a bit overwhelming when first getting started.
For more in-depth information on using WordPress multisite, please take a moment to look over our complete guide to WordPress multisites. You can find helpful tips on using both the WordPress Network Admin and the 10Web dashboard to manage sites, users, plugins, themes, and more.