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leiger
26 Oct 2010 04:54. Edited 1 times. (Edit, Permalink)

You may have noticed that this website is no longer displaying editor.wikidot.com in the address bar when you visit it. Instead, I'm trialling a new domain name: wdeditor.com.

However, I'm looking for your opinion on a problem I've been thinking about for the last 24 hours. When I release Wikidot Writer I will have two separate wikidot editors, and they'll need separate sites. The question is: how do I scale to allow for not just these two, but possibly a third or fourth editor as well?

My only solution so far has been:

  • ste.wdeditor.com — for STE
  • writer.wdeditor.com — for Wikidot Writer

I also own wikidoteditor.com and wikidoteditor.org and can make use of those if needed. Currently they simply redirect back to wdeditor.com (this website).

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fingerz

26 Oct 2010 04:57. Edited 0 times. (Edit, Permalink)
i noticed you had a new webiste domain. didn't it used to be editor.wikidot.com?

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leiger

26 Oct 2010 05:00. Edited 0 times. (Edit, Permalink)
Sorry, saved the page before I finished writing - I've updated the first post with more information now :)

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Ed Johnson

26 Oct 2010 05:27. Edited 0 times. (Edit, Permalink)

The question is: how do I scale to allow for not just these two, but possibly a third or fourth editor as well?

How many Wikidot editors does one need?! :)

Why not just use one site and have separate categories dedicated to each editor? You'd have to have each subdomain redirect to the same site, but you could create a front door similar to what Bryce did with his sites.

I like the subdomain setup - it makes a lot of sense (and you don't have to go an register a bunch of extra domain names - saves some cash). You should be able to point each of those at a different Wikidot site if you want to keep your projects separated.

Which host/registrar did you end up using?

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leiger

26 Oct 2010 08:14. Edited 0 times. (Edit, Permalink)
1and1.com :)

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leiger

26 Oct 2010 08:31. Edited 0 times. (Edit, Permalink)
And I will probably need separate sites:

  1. Different programming languages (Java, C#)
  2. That means they both need different installation instructions
  3. While one runs on the JRE, the other runs on Mono (or the .NET framework in Windows)

If both were written in Java, then perhaps having them both on the same site would make sense.

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tsangk

26 Oct 2010 08:49. Edited 0 times. (Edit, Permalink)
Wow! Nice! How much did the domains cost?

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leiger

26 Oct 2010 09:06. Edited 1 times. (Edit, Permalink)
Just under $10 each, per year. If I remember correctly, it was $8 for the first year and $9 for every year thereafter - both .com and .net are the same price.

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fingerz

26 Oct 2010 20:57. Edited 0 times. (Edit, Permalink)
jeez! that is really cheap for a site. i would've thought they'd be a bit more money than that.

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leiger

26 Oct 2010 21:03. Edited 0 times. (Edit, Permalink)
It's that price for domain registration… the actual website is hosted at Wikidot ;-)

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fingerz

26 Oct 2010 21:07. Edited 0 times. (Edit, Permalink)
ah, so that's why it's quite cheap. otherwise it would be a lot more…

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