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Last post Author Topic: In search of a lightweight multi-user cms/blog for hosting coders  (Read 2523 times)

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Re: In search of a lightweight multi-user cms/blog for hosting coders
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2017, 01:07 PM »
Will there be other requirements for getting a page other than just being a DC Member?

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Re: In search of a lightweight multi-user cms/blog for hosting coders
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2017, 05:00 PM »
Yes.  We're not going to be creating hundreds of these sites.  They will be for established members of DC who have demonstrated that they are trustworthy and have something to contribute.  It will mostly be for coders who have software to share, though non-coders who will be blogging regularly would be eligible too.  And in order to reduce security risks we will want to know some real information about the people we give accounts to.

What we could also do as well is have a catch-all member web page where we could give restricted access to a larger number of people, combined into one account.  That might be more appropriate for one-off software releases, etc.

Does that make sense?  Did you have some specific concerns or ideas/suggestions?
« Last Edit: October 27, 2017, 07:44 PM by mouser »

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Re: In search of a lightweight multi-user cms/blog for hosting coders
« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2017, 08:54 PM »
Yes, it makes sense.  Just wanted to know whether there was to be some sort of criteria.

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Re: In search of a lightweight multi-user cms/blog for hosting coders
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2017, 12:01 AM »
Another set of items on the dcmembers wish list is:
1. subdomain urls like we currently have (e.g. http://mouser.dcmembers.com instead of http://www.dcmembers.com/mouser)
2. option to use top level domains, so a dc member could register on their own codythebird.com and use THAT to point to their dcmembers.com site); this would be ideal for people who might one day want to move away from dcmembers hosting.
3. ssl certificate support for the above cases.  for the subdirectory case (http://dcmembers.com/mouser) this is trivial; for subdomains it can be done with a wildcard certificate, which could cost real money.  For remapping top-level domains to a wordpress multisite network.. I don't know.. it might not even be possible..

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Re: In search of a lightweight multi-user cms/blog for hosting coders
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2017, 01:31 PM »
3. ssl certificate support for the above cases.  for the subdirectory case (http://dcmembers.com/mouser) this is trivial; for subdomains it can be done with a wildcard certificate, which could cost real money.  For remapping top-level domains to a wordpress multisite network.. I don't know.. it might not even be possible..

I don't know much about SSL Certificates, but couldn't you use Let's Encrypt to get certificates for all of the above?
« Last Edit: November 01, 2017, 06:18 PM by Deozaan »

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Re: In search of a lightweight multi-user cms/blog for hosting coders
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2017, 01:39 PM »
That should be doable easily, newer versions of cPanel even have it simpler as a feature. It being Let's Encrypt of course.

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Re: In search of a lightweight multi-user cms/blog for hosting coders
« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2017, 06:19 PM »
for subdomains it can be done with a wildcard certificate, which could cost real money.

Speaking of...

Let’s Encrypt will begin issuing wildcard certificates in January of 2018. Wildcard certificates are a commonly requested feature and we understand that there are some use cases where they make HTTPS deployment easier. Our hope is that offering wildcards will help to accelerate the Web’s progress towards 100% HTTPS.

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Re: In search of a lightweight multi-user cms/blog for hosting coders
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2017, 06:24 PM »
Awesome news.  :up: