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  • Multisite has been a thorn in my side for two years due to plugin/theme incompatibilities (mostly thanks to RocketTheme), but also because I stupidly build client sites in my multisite environment, thinking it would be easier to maintain multiple sites.

    Fast forward and importing and exporting highly-customized sites into and out of multisite is just too much work, so I’m going to start building sites in their own environment and managing them with third party tools such as ManageWP.

    My question is about performance. I never could tell if and how multisite was actually sparing resources on my VPS, aside from storage resources. If I want to start creating separate sites on the same VPS, would it be better to create an individual cPanel account for each installation, or would it be better to just build them all in one cPanel account? Does it make a difference?

    Am I going about this all wrong? Should I be sticking with multisite?


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  • I think you’re fine putting most, or all sites, under one cPanel, unless those individual sites/clients need their own cCpanels. Can’t see either way affecting performance.

    Am I going about this all wrong? Should I be sticking with multisite?

    Really depends on what you’re using it for. For me, since I focus on one industry, Multisite is the ticket. But, I don’t think MS would meet my, or my clients’ needs, if I used it for multiple industries; Too many different design and functional needs. ManageWP seems like a better option in your case.


    Thanks so much for the great reply! Can you explain the performance benefits of multisite? I feel like I never found a clear explanation, and I never really saw any performance benefit or knew what to look for.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    Performance of Multisite is (roughly) the same as running the same number of separate installs.

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