Wordpress Multisite or standalone installs?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Biggles, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Biggles

    Biggles Registered Member

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    I have a number of different Wordpress blogs on different domains all on the same host, each with their own MySQL database.

    I'm moving hosts and getting everything setup. I know that since Wordpress 3.0 there's been a Multisite features and I wondered if any of the major bloggers were using it. Anybody got experience with it and know any of the pros or cons?

    Disk space is cheap though, so I don't have a problem with separate installs. It probably even makes moving individual sites easier since there'd be no messing about with plugin configuration.

    The other thing I was curious about - assuming I use standalone installs - is whether or not to use separate MySQL databases, or just one database with table prefixes. What do you guys do and why?
     
  2. Teucrus

    Teucrus Newbie

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    I would like to know too. Is it good for seo??? I don't have conserns about the hosting aspect as i use a VPS. But what about seo, google analytics and adsense??
     
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    I prefer one database per domai because if something going wrong the repair is more easy


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  4. arpitagarwal82

    arpitagarwal82 Power Member

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    I like to keep different DB for different domains.
    Its easy to manage.
    Also each site have their own set of plugins and customizations. So seprate DB is a good choice.

    Disk space is penny cheap. So I see no harm in that.
     
  5. Nookie Monster

    Nookie Monster Senior Member

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    Simply put.... Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Biggest problem I see with WPMU is if someone hacks you then all your sites are vulnerable not just one.
     
  6. im phnz

    im phnz Registered Member

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    HI there,

    The multi-site all the way.

    Easy to manage, easy to backup, easy to restore.

    Seriously, I suggest you to opt for Multi-site (Network) it's is really powerful.