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Implements a MD5 hash based multiple database sharding structure for WordPress network blog tables.

  1. The database configuration instructions are at the top of db-settings.php. The configuration instructions assume that:
    1. your databases all have the same database server, user & password.
    2. your blog shard databases are named according to the same prefix and a suffix of md5 hash, global, home or vipX.
  2. Instructions for adding VIP databases are at the bottom of db-settings.php.
  3. Once finished editing db-setting.php upload it to the same folder as wp-config.php for your WordPress install.
  4. Edit your wp-config.php and add the following line after the database settings are defined: require_once('db-settings.php');
  5. upload shardb-admin.php to /wp-content/plugins/.
  6. Network activate the SharDB admin tools in Network Admin -> Plugins.
  7. Migrate your data to your DB shards using the SharDB migration screen under Network Admin -> Settings on the main site.
  8. upload db.php to /wp-content/.

Requires: 3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.15
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Active Installs: Less than 10


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