Forgive the noobie question, but I’m thinking of embarking on a multisite installation and want to make sure it’s the best solution. A client has a book publishing company. Part of what she offers authors is a website. She anticipates adding 10 to 20 author sites per year -- so in five years, we could potentially have 100 sites going.
Client obviously wants to keep hosting costs as low as possible and setup of the individual sites as simple as possible. And any given author will need to have access to his/her own site (but not the others), as the authors are responsible for their site’s content.
I’m trying to decide if multisite would offer advantages in doing this, as opposed to just setting up regular WP sites, individually hosted.
And a more specific question: Am I understanding correctly that all of the sites in an MU installation run off of a single MySQL database?