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.
A multisite network (or “Multisite” for short) is a collection of sites that all share the same WordPress installation and database. These sites can also share plugins and themes that can be managed and updated network-wide. Multisite installs are great for projects that include an umbrella site.
A restaurant group with multiple locations or a college with multiple departments. Each location or department could be a sub-site of the parent site and management could administer each site from a single WordPress dashboard.
Multisite is not appropriate for all projects and sites. WordPress Multisite networks require a higher level of WordPress developer knowledge to set up and manage.
Due to the fact that these run on shared server resources and a single database, we strongly advise against trying to include too many vastly different child sites inside a single Multisite, especially if there are going to be a lot of different themes or plugins involved. Doing so can cause network-wide performance issues or even downtime.
To enable Multisite, visit your site’s Advanced tab and click the Enable Multisite button.
We support both types of multisite installations:
|A path-based network in which on-demand sites use paths
|A domain-based network in which on-demand sites use subdomains
Additionally Flywheel supports “domain mapping”, which allows you to use multiple unique domains within a single multisite network:
|A domain-based network in which on-demand sites use unique full domain names
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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