[development] Accommodating a second base_url

Jeff Greenberg jeff at ayendesigns.com
Thu Oct 29 23:37:35 UTC 2009

Jamie Holly wrote:

> Depending on the server setup you could just use $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] 
> to figure out your $base_url. You can even do it in settings.php. It 
> does depend on if your sites use www. or not, or even allows both www. 
> and not. You could use a little PHP logic in settings.php to figure 
> out exactly what the HTTP_HOST should be (stripos, strstr, switch 
> case, etc) and then define a constant for it (say CURRENT_SITE), then 
> in your page.tpl.php file a little PHP magic:
> <duv id="banner" style="background-image:url(images/<?php echo ( 
> CURRENT_SITE=='example.com')?'site1header.jpg':'site2header.jpg'; ?>)">
> That way CURRENT_SITE wouldn't matter if you have www.example.com or 
> example.com. Of course you would set your base_url off of which ever 
> they are coming from.
> That would work for most server setups (I've been doing something 
> similar on a pretty big site for over a year now). The only real time 
> you run into problems is on some proxy front ends.
Jaime, so far looks like the cleanest approach I could use. Thanks.

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