Insights in things no one ever wanted to know

Today’s task is to figure out how to show one and the same gzipped sitemap (one sitemap map + multiple sitemap files) from multiple web servers kickin‘ the same domain, while having it generated only on one of these machines.

Of course, its not hard — as a matter of fact, its more the amout of possible options that bothers me. Let’s see which turns out to be the least disturbing one (not so much of an optimist today).

To be continued…


In the end the file server looked all so promising, that a new mount was established in which the master webserver now periodically publishes the sitemaps and all webservers gather needed data from on request — which required a bit of a hack as the big search engines want sitemaps to live in the root directory.

Does anyone run domains where different publishers‘ spheres of influence are distinguished by folders?

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