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Does Flywheel support Multisite?

Updated on January 25th, 2022

Flywheel supports multisite on Freelance, Agency, and Custom plans. As with all plans on Flywheel, we calculate plans based on traffic, bandwidth, and disk space limits. Multisite is no different, except that all subsites within your multisite installation cannot exceed your limits when added together.

Note

For more information on plan limits and how they’re calculated, see the help article: What does Flywheel count as a “visit”?

Enabling multisite

To enable Multisite, visit your site’s Advanced tab and click the Enable Multisite button.


Multisite types

We support both types of multisite installations:

Type Description Example
Sub-directories A path-based network in which on-demand sites use paths example.com/site1
example.com/site2
example.com/site3
Sub-domains A domain-based network in which on-demand sites use subdomains site1.example.com
site2.example.com
site3.example.com

Domain mapping

Additionally Flywheel supports “domain mapping”, which allows you to use multiple unique domains within a single multisite network:

Type Description Example
Domain Mapping A domain-based network in which on-demand sites use unique full domain names example1.com
example2.com
example3.com

Note

As of WordPress version 4.5., it’s possible to implement multisite domain mapping natively. We recommend using this method.

Alternatively, you can use a plugin like WordPress MU Domain Mapping. In this case, you’ll want to reach out to Flywheel support so we can configure your multisite to support the plugin.


Setting up a multisite

It’s important to note that a multisite is an advanced WordPress feature and getting it up and running can be a bit tricky, especially in cases where domain mapping is being utilized.

All of the various multisite configuration options must be set correctly, or you’re likely to run into issues related to cookies, redirect loops, or even database connection problems. If you experience issues with your multisite install on Flywheel, check with your developer or contact Flywheel support.

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