To scale or not to scale, that is the question... (3 posts)

  1. Wallawallawashington
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Can someone please tell me if a single installation of WordPress can operate multiple blogs, or does each blog require it's own instance of WordPress? Does each blog require it's own databse table?

    Also, can WordPress be load-balanced on multiple servers and can it scale on multiple servers?


  2. skippy
    Posted 10 years ago #

    WordPress, as downloaded from wordpress.org, drives a single blog.

    Many blogs can live inside the same database, provided they all use a separate table_prefix as defined in wp-config.php.

    WordPress MU is a multi-user, multi-blog solution. It powers wordpress.com

    I've not been involved in any load-balancing, but I'm not aware of anything about WordPress that would prevent load-balancing.

  3. VaamYob
    Posted 10 years ago #

    If you want multiple blogs, I'd suggest mu.wordpress.org

    I highly doubt wordpress (out of the box) can be distributed across multiple servers.

    You may have to do something like dns/web load-balancing with multiple servers pointed to a super database server.

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