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Changing custom domain[edit source]

Hi Reception123, could it be possible to change domain of PetraWiki, which is currently www.petrawiki.org, to en.petrawiki.org?

I would like to make this wiki multilingual by creating separate MediaWiki instance for each language so I would like URL of each instance to be subdomain of petrawiki.org (en.petrawiki.org for English PetraWiki, hr.petrawiki.org for Croatian, etc). Is this possible?

My domain registrar name servers are currently pointing to "ns1.miraheze.org" and "ns2.miraheze.org". Do I need to change this? --Luka Ibrišimović (talk) 17:43, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

@Luka Ibrišimović: To answer your questions in reverse order, since Miraheze is hosting your DNS, the zone file change will need to be done by them, though you could also probably do it with a pull request in the applicable Miraheze repository, too. In terms of the custom domain change, ordinarily this would be requested on Phabricator; however, since it's just a change of an existing custom domain, I'm sure @Reception123: can process the request here, linking to the diff in the log summary. Did you want www.petrawiki.org to be set up as a redirect as well? And, if so, which wiki should it redirect to? Dmehus (talk) 17:46, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Well, since you ask, www.petrawiki.org can be set up to redirect to en.petrawiki.org. As for the first part of your answer, does this mean I don't need to change anything with my domain registrar? --Luka Ibrišimović (talk) 18:12, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
@Luka Ibrišimović: Yep, that's correct, unless you're using backup nameservers at your domain registrar, of course. But, yeah, that is an advantage to fully outsourcing your DNS to Miraheze. Reception123 can make the changes to your domain's zone file, hosted with Miraheze, then process the request for a custom domain as requested above. Once your wikis are set up, please {{ping}} me on my user talk page if you require interwiki and interlanguage prefixes to be set up on each of your wikis' interwiki tables. Dmehus (talk) 18:22, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
I'd still recommend filing a task because then it makes it easier for other sysadmins to work out which wiki the custom domain was set for and on who's request in the event that it broke for whatever reason. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 18:45, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
Well, that does seem like a bit of unnecessary bureaucracy. If it's broken, then a task can be created at that time. Dmehus (talk) 18:48, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
When it breaks, it's a lot harder to find the initial information if there's no task for it. It's too late to make a task about it being created if we've forgotten why. It's not bureaucracy, it's accountability and documentation. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 21:01, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
I've created this task in order to track this request. @Luka Ibrišimović: Are the only domains that you want en.petrawiki.org -> petrawiki.miraheze.org and hr.petrawiki.org -> petrawikihr.miraheze.org? Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:57, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
@Reception123: He would also like www.petrawiki.org to be set up as a custom domain redirect to en.petrawiki.org. He also has a shared media repository wiki, too, though he hasn't said if he wants that to be on a custom domain yet or not. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 06:59, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
@Reception123: I will stop writing here since you created task for this and will write there instead. Thank you all for your help! --Luka Ibrišimović (talk) 13:14, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
@Luka Ibrišimović: No problem. Dmehus (talk) 16:03, 10 January 2021 (UTC)

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Suggested donations?[edit source]

Hi there! Does Miraheze have such a thing as a 'suggested donation' for services rendered like setting up custom DNS, SSL etc for Wikis and the like? Are you able to generate invoices for donations thereby 'accepted'? I realise I must sound like some kind of minimalist money launderer or something, but I'm simply trying to encourage Wiki use by small charities and community organisations. By and large they'd much rather pay a small charge for an underwritten outcome. Ftwm (talk) 09:21, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

@Ftwm: Hi! Unfortunately, I can't really give an exact number of a suggested donation. For the services you mention, like Custom domain set ups, they're done by volunteers who are not payed, as all donations go into infrastructure and other costs such as our domain, etc. I can however refer you to read this section on the fundraising page which may help you with your question. What I can say is that every donation (no matter how small) helps us and is appreciated! :) Reception123 (talk) (C) 09:42, 25 February 2021 (UTC)