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CERBERUS: 1 vB4: runs multiple domains with custom styles, forums, universal login
Mod Version: 1.00, by ibautocommunity (Coder) ibautocommunity is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (22 votes - 4.91 average) Installs: 136
Released: 24 Nov 2010 Last Update: Never Downloads: 1433
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***Attention: This product is currently UNSUPPORTED***

We would like to release an Alpha version of the vBulletin4 Cerberus product. This product allows you to create one vBulletin4 installation which can power unlimited number of domains and sub-domains; while allowing to customize each domain differently to make it look like different sites or sections. Domains will have one universal admincp and user login information.

***Example***
www.supercoolautoforum.com - main site, all forums
ferarri.supercoolautoforum.com - custom style and forums, same login
bmw.supercoolautoforum.com- custom style and forums, same login
honda.supercoolautoforum.com - custom style and forums, same login
supercoolmotorcycleforum.com - custom style and forums, same login

*** Why are you releasing this, I want more features?! ***

This is a very simple product; we believe that the basic functionality provided in this product will satisfy a lot of communities - and since the product is simple - it will be easy to extend it and modify it to work for your custom community requirements.

Overview of Current Features:
  • One shared installation of vBulletin 4
  • One shared user account on all domains
  • Custom Style for each domain
  • Custom Forum listing for each domain
Known Issues:
  • CMS and Blogs are currently not configured to have special domain-specific categories and sections. CMS is shared across all sites although the appearance will be different for each domain.


Project Contributors: s.lauderdale;m.biddle;a.ahn; anders

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  #31  
Old 26 Nov 2010, 17:03
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This mod requires a bit of advanced configuration; I will do my best to provide a thorough installation tutorial. You cannot just install this mod - you must configure your domains and sub-domains on the server. The mod does not configure this for you - it configures the re-direction features.
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Old 26 Nov 2010, 17:22
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I looked through this code... is there any reason it wouldn't work on 3.8? It installed fine but I don't have other domains to test this yet.
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Old 26 Nov 2010, 18:18
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
I looked through this code... is there any reason it wouldn't work on 3.8? It installed fine but I don't have other domains to test this yet.
It actually could work - we ported it from a 3.8 mod; added some new features (4.0 facebook / universal login) and tested on 4.0 environment. So, it could potentially work just fine on 3.8 as well.
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Old 26 Nov 2010, 18:31
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Thanks, that's what I'm thinking too... If I can ever test it on 3.8 I'll let you know.
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Old 26 Nov 2010, 22:15
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Originally Posted by GeorgeB85 View Post
See hacks like this would be awesome, but it is beyond stupid to have a valid vbulletin license for each subdomain like sub.maindomain.com. It is still on the maindomain.com domain, so there should be no need for licenses for each subdomain.
They should get their money for multiple domains, it isn't stupid at all.

Dont rain on this, let's be happy we finally have it. If you can't afford it, don't use it.
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Old 27 Nov 2010, 00:36
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Originally Posted by ibautocommunity View Post
This mod requires a bit of advanced configuration; I will do my best to provide a thorough installation tutorial. You cannot just install this mod - you must configure your domains and sub-domains on the server. The mod does not configure this for you - it configures the re-direction features.
Please do please, I have been for years looking for something like this but the more I look the more I dont have a clue how to get it to work.

I will like to have 2 forums in the same domain using a sub-domain. but no clue how to do it

Thanks, will wait for the tuto
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Old 27 Nov 2010, 02:21
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Hello!
Although I have my doubts, if you did this hack will be by something.
I also wait for a good tutorial
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Old 27 Nov 2010, 19:59
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I will buy me a new License for vB, now I ask, Do i need to install vB on a new database or just use the same database I currently using.
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Old 27 Nov 2010, 21:02
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There have been many attempts over the years to achieve a single login system for users over different domains with vb installs but each one of them have had issues, limitations or just simply don't work.

I have tried them all as I have a desperate need for this but my users are sick of me trying something that seemed to work in testing but ended up not working in the end and it always effects users logins causing heartache to them so I am reluctant to try yet again but I really need this.

So can someone tell me will this work if I had:
mydomain.com
mydomain.co.uk
mydomain.us
mydomain.com.au

The domains are hosted on different servers in different countries

If a user registers/logs in at any one of the domains that they are registered/logged in across all mydomains at the same time?

One solution I tried a couple of years ago sort of worked but the time it took for a user to login took a considerable amount of time so performance was a big issue...is there a performance hit with this across say 6 domains?

I really hope this one finally works as I am right in the middle of opening new sites using Xenforo instead of vBulletin but a single login mod is the most important to me.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 27 Nov 2010, 21:04
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FYI while it does install on 3.8 it causes a fatal error on the login/logout screen due to some 4.0 php code (VB Class?) so it will need SOME edit to work on 3.8.x.
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Old 28 Nov 2010, 01:50
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Originally Posted by GeorgeB85 View Post
See hacks like this would be awesome, but it is beyond stupid to have a valid vbulletin license for each subdomain like sub.maindomain.com. It is still on the maindomain.com domain, so there should be no need for licenses for each subdomain.
I think that you've misunderstood. It doesn't require a license for a sub.domain.com as it falls under the domain.com url - but if you have a different-domain2.com then that is where you need a second license.

Personally, I think it's very wrong that two domains need a separate license when the installation is only one and one database.
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Old 28 Nov 2010, 04:01
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okay so I have my vbulletin 4 hosted on my primary domain with my web host. I have 2 other addon domains that I have on the same host. How do I get those domains to work with the same vbulletin that my primary domain is using? I don't get how this works
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Old 28 Nov 2010, 04:38
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Originally Posted by Stabatha View Post
Working great for me. I was getting ready to start 2 new forums, so used them as a test..

http://www.worldofcataclysm.net/ and http://www.hoosierforums.com/

I must say well done! I like how each domain can even use it's own facebook connection API. A helpful feature for someone like me as my two sites would have nothing in common would be able to tie Admin accounts to select which username to post under. Also custom profile fields based on domain would be amazing.



I'm gonna guess based on the "cookiedomain=.domain-1.com" in the config for each domain, that stuff based on domains don't share same cookies, but things like user profile do since it is a unique global.



Yes, all domains share same WoL and account profile.
How do you have it set so that each forum has it's own forum categories etc..? I have set up two domains using the same vb4 forum but I cannot make it so that each forum has it's own separate categories...
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Old 28 Nov 2010, 06:21
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Originally Posted by Jeromedia603 View Post
How do you have it set so that each forum has it's own forum categories etc..? I have set up two domains using the same vb4 forum but I cannot make it so that each forum has it's own separate categories...
How come? You are supposed to be able to set up different forums as well as shared forums.
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Old 28 Nov 2010, 06:28
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Originally Posted by Jeromedia603 View Post
okay so I have my vbulletin 4 hosted on my primary domain with my web host. I have 2 other addon domains that I have on the same host. How do I get those domains to work with the same vbulletin that my primary domain is using? I don't get how this works
Have your host help you if it seems to complicated. This isn't supposed to be an easy mod and it isn't one that is supported.

We all want a tutorial and so forth but just be patient and let's be happy we have anything at all.
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