Is it possible to share one craft install across 2 servers? Say I have a US site (en only) hosted in the US and a Canadian site (en and fr) hosted in Canada.


usa-site.com (english)
ca-site.ca (english)
ca-site.ca/fr (french)

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Craft has exceptional locale functionality, which would cater for your different languages.

See here for relevant answer...

Besides the above, I understand that:

  1. Multi-location/domain installation is not possible at the moment.

  2. the licence for Craft applies to a domain. So for your example, each domain would require a separate Craft licence.

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    Actually, the license for Craft permits multi-domain use (as long as all the domains point to the same Craft installation). However, you're only allowed to access the Control Panel on a single domain, per license. To that end, I've previously set up multi-domain Craft installs that redirect to the license-holding domain whenever a user attempts to access the Control Panel. More info here. Mar 2, 2016 at 17:49
  • @MatsMikkelRummelhoff thanks for clarifying. That's really good to know!
    – Matt P
    Mar 3, 2016 at 15:36
  • Thanks for the clarification. Unfortunately I couldn't go with your solution as I have sites on completely different domains and hosts.
    – biko
    Apr 5, 2016 at 5:52

I ended up having the ca-site.ca host all of the locales (en_us, en_ca and fr_ca). The en_us locale was then set up to be a proxy for the usa-site.com site. That way, it's easier to maintain the code base, as well as managing the content.

Craft's locale functionality is indeed amazing. I do hope they come up with a solution that allows multi parent domain management.

@Matt P BTW thanks for the answer, I wanted to comment to it but rep is too low :)

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