I have an idea that will make a future project much easier to manage, however, I am not sure if what I am suggesting is possible. Please bear with me as my plan is very difficult to explain.
What I Have
A Windows2000 webserver which contains a number of websites
What The Plan Is
A large number of the websites are going to have an ASP application included on the site. The code is the same for each website and only the database will change. Ideally the URL should look like ht*p://www.widget.com/application/
As the code will constantly develop of time I need a way of making sure all the sites are using the same code as an update occurs.
My Solution (If Possible)
Somehow, on the server, just have one copy of the application. I can use the IP Address of the visitor or some other method to determine which database it needs for the visitor. Somehow, cloak the URL so it looks like ht*p://www.widget.com/application/ when it is actually ht*p://www.someotheraddress.com/genericapplication).
That way, the sites are all using the same code and there are no worries of different versions cropping up.
Any advice, ideas or help are welcome. I can't seem to find anywhere that talks about doing this.