I had considered that too. I have two scenarios...setting up a site initally and then maintaining it once it is set up.
In the first scenario, using FTP really works for me. I'm lazy, I don't want to FTP into an individual site if I can press a button and have it happen for me. I'm going to have a lot of these sites, quick setups are crucial.
The second, where I could potentially be updating a site, I did consider just doing an include. But I'd have to use curl for it because the main file is off the server (it's still with DH, just on a different server/domain/username). However, because we are talking about a lot of sites, I was concerned about the bandwidth usage.
Which in your opinion is better? To waste the bandwidth by hotlinking to the include file, or to have a copy on each domain and waste disk space?
No, they are all slightly different, but the different stuff is all pulled from the db, so they are essentially the same from the server view.
I don't think that was a stupid thought, it confirms where I was trying to go with this whole thought process. I need a decent, scalable solution and thanks to your thoughts, I think I'll be able to figure one out. So thank you.
CrimsonDryad Web Design Services
Web Design, Custom Software Development