Multiple WordPress Installations in Single Database

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This tutorial is about Multiple WordPress Installations Using a Single Database.

Some time hosting provider limit your account to create only single database in your hosting account. In that case you can follow below tutorial to install multiple instance of wordpress in single database.

I assume that you already know how to install wordpress with single database but if you don’t then you can go through the basic of How to install wordpress.

Lets go with following steps to multiple wordpress installations using single database. Follow the steps carefully and try not to miss out on any of them in order to acquire the best results for your blog.

I recommend to create backup of your current database so that you can revert back if something disaster happen.

Step 1: Download and Extract

Download and unzip the WordPress package from http://wordpress.org/download/.

 

Step 2: Upload the files

Now you will need to decide where on your server you’d like your blog to appear: In the root directory of your web site. (For example, http://example.com/) or in a subdirectory of your web site. (For example, http://example.com/blog/)

In the Root Directory

o Extract the WordPress zip file in a folder called WordPress.
o Login to your website through ftp client
o Upload all files which is inside the WordPress folder in your root directory

In a Subdirectory

o Rename the WordPress directory to your desired name
o Login to your website through ftp client
o Upload the directory to your desired location within the root directory of your web site.

Step 3: Run the Install Script

Point your favorite web browser to start the installation script.

  1. If you placed the WordPress files in the root directory, you should visit: http://example.com/ If you placed the WordPress files in a subdirectory called blog, for example, you should visit:http://example.com/blog
  2. If you placed the WordPress files in a subdirectory called blog, for example, you should visit: http://example.com/blog

Step 4: Create Configuration File

Click on create configuration file button on appeared screen.
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Step 5: Input Database details

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Here you have to enter required information that we have for the existing database. we have to remember only one thing here. As you can see in above screenshot. last text field has Table prefix as wp_. You need to only change this to something else. so if you have any website with affiliate marketing then you can put here as am_

Step 6: Site Details and Admin Details

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Step 7: Run Installation

 

Step 8: Login to your wordpress

It will take to your blog administrator Panel. Congratulations you have successfully installed wordpress.

Step 9 : WordPress Dashboard

 

We hope that you have learned Multiple WordPress Installations Using a Single Database in easy steps. you can install wordpress using cpanel please follow this tutorial How to Install WordPress from Cpanel

Happy Blogging…

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