[wp-hackers] multiple databases vs different database prefixes

scribu scribu at gmail.com
Sun Aug 15 23:24:06 UTC 2010

On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 2:11 AM, Mike Schinkel
<mikeschinkel at newclarity.net>wrote:

> The fact is the multisite creates multiple databases with different table
> prefixes for each site.  And with the addition of HyperDB[1] you should be
> able to use multiple databases if and when you need to all with one
> WordPress multisite installation that will make managing all the sites much
> easier.

To be exact, by default, MS creates tables with different prefixes in a
single database.

With HyperDB you can have separate DBs and even several DB servers on a
single MS instance.


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