[wp-hackers] multiple databases vs different database prefixes

Ken Zaraque kenzaraque at gmail.com
Mon Aug 16 04:04:43 UTC 2010

Thank you for all the responses. 

What I am hearing is "a single database instance with different prefixes per site" is a good way to go... A good example of how well it scales is  wordpress.com . Am I right?

To those who recommended hosting sites: currently the client needs the sites to be hosted internally.  If that changes, I will definitely look into the links you recommended. 

Thanks again.

- Ken

On Aug 15, 2010, at 4:26 PM, Mike Schinkel wrote:

> On Aug 15, 2010, at 7:24 PM, scribu wrote:
>> 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.
> Yes, typo on my part, thanks for correcting.
> -Mike
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