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I'm the developer/webmaster of a site to support a government planning project - call it bigproject.gov. My client AgencyA, one of two government agencies (along with AgencyB) running the overall planning project. AgencyB has its own web team.

We'd like to present the public with a more or less unified website

http://bigproject.gov  ==> home page
http://bigproject.gov/A/* ==> pages pertaining to the AgencyA component
http://bigproject.gov/B/* ==> pages pertaining to the AgencyB component

but have each of the two components be a separate WordPress install (to eliminate plugin conflicts, clarify responsibilities, etc.)

If we ran both component websites via my webfaction account, this would be easy enough to do. Two WP applications, both linked to the same domain.

But I'd much prefer for the other web development team to have its own Webfaction account (or other webhost).

  • Is it possible to use the same domain (bigproject.gov) in two different WF accounts? [I expect not.]
  • Failing that, I assume I could set up a basic HTTP application and then use the .htaccess file and Rewrite to create the Reverse Proxy myself. Seems doable, but also seems like it adds a bunch of overhead.

Is there a better way to do this?

asked 11 Apr '13, 13:26

cesnn
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edited 11 Apr '13, 13:28


It's not possible to have the same domain on two separate accounts at this time. We could, however, create subdomains of the same domain on separate accounts, e.g. a.bigproject.gov and b.bigproject.gov. You could then run your separate sites on those separate subdomains.

If you'd like to do that, open a support ticket from the account that owns bigproject.gov to authorize it, then open a support ticket from the account that needs the subdomain added to request it.

If that doesn't suit you (ie, your "more or less unified website" requirement), then I guess you'd need to use a proxy as you suggested.

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answered 11 Apr '13, 16:06

seanf
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