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How Drupal Multisite Works

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    with Addison Berry
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    Before we can actually build a multisite,
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    you really need to understand how Drupal knows which website it's
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    going to deliver when it gets a request from a browser.
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    So in this lesson, we're going to walk through the entire process,
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    from the browser request through Apache to Drupal,
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    and see how Drupal determines which site it's going to deliver.
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    We'll take a look at the documentation,
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    and then we're going to break it down by looking at what we need
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    to do in terms of our directory structure and our directory naming

How Drupal Multisite Works

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Before we set up a multisite we need to understand how Apache and Drupal work together to deliver the site we intend. In this lesson we'll look at the documentation for Drupal multisites, and then discuss the way you need to set up your Drupal directories. We'll also review the workflow that Apache and Drupal go through to get the correct site displaying in the browser.

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