[wp-hackers] multiple databases vs different database prefixes

samuel compatible compatiblesamuel at gmail.com
Mon Aug 16 15:24:46 UTC 2010

On 8/15/10, Ken Zaraque <kenzaraque at gmail.com> wrote:
I will love you to create each sepreatly..ok

 Hello to All,
> I will be creating numerous WP sites - roughly 300+.  I will not be using
> the multisite feature. These are 300+ separate WP installations.
> Question: Is it better to create each site with it's own database, or should
> all 300+ sites be in one database but each site having different table
> prefixes?
> My concern is scaling.  I am concerned that running all 300+ sites in one
> database would slow down performance vs having separate databases. Although,
> having all tables be in one database is very convenient if I ever need to
> share information between sites.
> Maybe I can use a combination of both?
> What are your thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Ken
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