Ticket #1165 (new enhancement)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 23 months ago

Add multi-site support to ckan

Reported by: nils.toedtmann Owned by:
Priority: awaiting triage Milestone: ckan-future
Component: ckan Keywords: deployment
Cc: pudo, [email protected]…, [email protected] Repository: ckan
Theme: none


Currently, each ckan site needs its own ckan wsgi process. That eats a lot of resources where many ckan sites are served from one machine (e.g. eu3).

That would dramatically change if a ckan process could behave like multiple ckans (e.g. like Apache's "<VirtualHost?>", or tracd). Depending on the "Host:" header in the HTTP1.1 request, it would choose which local ckan ini file to obey.

I see two ways to constitute the map hostname-to-ini-file map:

  • ckan reads a set of ini files, and each ini file declares which servers names it is responsible for
  • In a global ini file, there are directives mapping servernames to ini files.

In either case there should be a global ckan ini having the default settings for all local ckan sites. Each site ini could be very short then, just having e.g. title, name, database credentials, active plugins etc.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by nils.toedtmann

this is similar, but not equal to #1096

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by nils.toedtmann

comment:3 Changed 23 months ago by seanh

  • Keywords deployment added
  • Milestone set to ckan-future
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