What is WordPress Multisite?
WordPress Multisite is a special feature of WordPress than allows you to run a connected network of websites. These websites all use one single installation of the software to run. An update to the core installation affects all the sites in one fell swoop.
This can be a very powerful tool for users with specific needs, but it also means WordPress Multisite comes with several deal breakers making it a less than ideal solution for most users. Let's go over when you should and shouldn't use WordPress Multisite for multiple websites.
When should I use WordPress Multisite?
WordPress Multisite is great for running a network of sites that share a connection with one another. For example a website that needs to be presented in different languages. A different version of the site can be created for each language the site needs to use. If the design ever changes, its as simple as making one change, the update then filters down to each of the different versions of the Multisite.
When shouldn't I use WordPress Multisite?
Any time you need to run multiple websites, that require multiply different settings and design choices, Multisite is not a good choice.
For example, let's say you operate your own business website, a separate personal blog and a couple of different websites for your own clients - each of these websites would need a different design and more than likely a different set of plugins and configurations.
In this example, each website would require its own separate WordPress hosting. Hosting all four of these sites using multisite would mean every change you make, would affect every website using the multisite. Your clients sites would have the same design, layout and styling as your personal blog.
Can I host a WordPress Multisite on 34SP.com
Yes! Multisite runs great on our WordPress hosting stack, and we don't limit the number of sites you create within your network. Ultimately your plan is limited by the container's resources, and as you grow your traffic and/or add more sites, you will reach the limit of that (2GB RAM as standard). If you need more resources, we can always allocate 50% more, for just 50% more on your monthly bill.
And if I need to host multiple WordPress websites?
Our WordPress containers come in three flavors. Our standard account is priced at £9.95 per month and supports one full WordPress site. We also offer a plan for five and ten websites at £29.95 and £49.95 per month respectively. These plans support five and ten WordPress websites directly within one container. This means multiple distinct WordPress installations capable of hosting completely unique WordPress websites.