[Mediawiki-l] Re: Installing more than one wiki on the same server

Rob Church robchur at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 15:05:54 UTC 2006

If running multiple wikis, you have two options as far as databases
are concerned:

1. You can use a different database for each wiki
2. You can use the same database, but specify a different table prefix for each

With [1] the data is separated into distinct schemas in MySQL. With
[2], it is in the same location, but each table is marked as belonging
to a particular wiki. Both solutions work fine, so it's a matter of
preference, or available databases.

Rob Church

On 14/02/06, FreeAll Support <support at freeall.org> wrote:
> Hey,
> About the prefixes:
> Are they important in the case of two wikis on the same server?
> Can't they just run on two different databases?
> Thanks!

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