This is great, cheers – sounds like what I’m after.
I’ll check the other suggestions as well. I think that since i’ve only ever done one install at a time I’ve not really had to think about this sort of thing, feel like a bit of an idiot asking lol.
You’re right, I’m such a cheapskate lol. Final question then – do you have to do a new wordpress install for each theme, surely I can just have the themes seperately but looking at the same db?
I haven’t tested this but it should work
If you want to use same MySQL database for more Wordpress installations you should just change the table prefix.
“How can i do that”, i hear you asking
Well, the easiest way to do this is during installation. There is one field that says “Table prefix” and the default value is “wp_”. So for example if you want to have 3 wordpress installations on same DB, you will have different prefix for every installation, example:
So first installation will have a table wp1_users, second will have table wp2_users etc.
But, as other guys mentioned, you can get some decent hosting with lots of (or unlimed) MySQL DBs for small amount of money and avoid all this stuff
Hi Jeff, if you want unlimited mysql db’s then http://www.no-wires.net/hosting has that for £15 per year (GBP). I use them for my own website and currently have 8 wordpress installs on my server.
They do seem to have a bit of downtime lately so I have started moving my hosting over to http://www.vidahost.com who does 5 databases for £18 + Vat
The specs are worse but the support is 20x better and more reliable IMHO
Nice. Exactly what I was after cheers.