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Can I do this?


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Hi there,

Can some kind soul tell me if I can use one database to power 3 websites?

I have purchased some additional domains, my hosting provider allows me to have up to 6 domains but only one MySQL database.

I intend to use seperate designs for the sites but I figure that the actual database content doesn't come into this unless I wanted different products or pricing structures. Am I right?


Kind regards



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You can do it but it's a pain in the butt. Search for posts discussing such a set-up.


Why not just switch to a host which allows multiple domains and more dbs? Trust me, maintaining the kind of set-up is not worth the few bucks you'll save on hosting. If you break something all the sites die.


You can get multiple domain hosting/unlimited dbs for around $20/month. Shop around.

Local: Mac OS X 10.5.8 - Apache 2.2/php 5.3.0/MySQL 5.4.10 • Web Servers: Linux

Tools: BBEdit, Coda, Versions (Subversion), Sequel Pro (db management)

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