I would like to have each user having, either, their own Zope Server binaries (including CMF & Plone) in their home directories.
Alternatively, as multiple Zope Servers on one machine will be quite a resource eater, (probably 20 main users) is it possible to have just one Zope Server and multiple instances of the database/CMF/Plone for the users? All user instances and content including the database entries would need to be accounted for in and installed in their own home directories to allow us to control and manage each user or groups bandwidth and quota's etc etc.
You didn't mention platform, but conceptually this windows tutorial may help with your solution regardless of your platform. I set up something similar to his suggestion, running multiple instance of Plone on the same Zope service, so that each instance of Plone can have their own Products directory. This was initially done because CMFBoard wouldn't run with PloneArticle, but we are finding it nice to have different instances for various web site groupings.
Anyway, here is the tutorial: http://plone.org/documentation/tutorial/multiple-plone-instances-windows/
Hope it helps, if you have more questions, please let me know.
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