Mersey Weaver Technical ASU have set up a WordPress Multisite Network, which allows us to offer this free service to groups within Mersey Weaver.
By hosting your group website with us, you get:
- an easy to use web interface to build a website the way you want
- to choose between a free subdomain provided by us (e.g. 1stinceandelton.mwscouts.org.uk) or the ability to use your own domain (e.g. www.1stinceandelton.org.uk)
- a helping hand when you get stuck
- worry free hosting – we take care of all the behind the scenes stuff (errors, installing patches, etc) so you don’t have to!
What is WordPress?
WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system in existence today. As of January 2015, it powers around 23.3% of the top 10 million websites found on the World Wide Web.
What is a WordPress Multisite Network?
Basically, it’s a collection of sites that all share the same WordPress installation. They can also share plugins and themes.
The individual sites in the network are virtual sites in the sense that they do not have their own directories on our server, although they do have separate directories for media uploads within the shared installation, and they do have separate tables in the database.
Why have you chosen WordPress/Wordpress Multisite Network?
To put it plainly, ease of use. The way it’s set up means that there is only one installation of WordPress to maintain, one set of Plugins to keep up to date, one set of Themes to work with and, well, you get the picture. It also means that everything is manageable from a single administration dashboard and more importantly, a single account can manage multiple websites.
Can I see it in action?
Yes you can! In fact you are already! For example, both this website and the main district website are sites that are built on our Wordpress Multisite Network. As you can see, they work very well and appear to act independently of each other.
Great, how do I get a free website?
Simply get in touch with us. We’ll get you set up as soon as we can and we’ll help you along the way if you need it.