I have a website called globallistings.com (fictional), it is a business directory for multiple cities.
I want this website on various servers and share the same mysql data and user image uploads across multiple domains.
Domains For example use:
when the user goes to his city, he will see a custom website and graphics for his city that shares the same mysql data and user image uploads across all domains.
The main goal is to have many websites for different cities all sharing same mysql data and user image uploads, but each site having a unique design and domain name.
right now the images folder is located at: ' globallistings.com /images ';
right now the mysql server is on localhost at globallistings.com
I understand myspace and facebook are also using this same system.
Question #1: What is the best way to accomplish this task?
Question #2: If main server is shut down "globallistings.com" can other websites still operate on separate servers?
Question #3: Do i clone the main mysql server or do i share the data from one mysql server across multiple domains?
Question #4: How do i handle user image uploads?
Thank you for your responses.