If you need multiple LitePress instances, there are three types of installations based on system architecture, or a combination of LitePress instances and databases:
- The LitePress multisite feature, which is a single LitePress instance with a single database
- Multiple LitePress instances with a single database
- Multiple LitePress instances with multiple databases
Let’s first look at the third type, multiple LitePress instances with multiple databases, because it has the same installation process as the single LitePress site except there are multiple sites.
Multiple LitePress Instances with Multiple Databases
Thewp-config.php file will vary for each installation. The lines to change are the following:
define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress'); // The name of the databasedefine('DB_USER', 'username'); // Your MySQL usernamedefine('DB_PASSWORD', 'password'); // ... and password
DB_NAME is the name of the individual database created for that blog. If you are using different user logins for each database, edit
DB_PASSWORD to reflect this as well.
The Multisite Feature
If you want multiple sites to use LitePress, you can use the multisite feature to create what is referred to as a networkof sites. The multisite feature involves installing a single LitePress instance and a single database.
The multisite feature appears to be simpler than other types of multiple LitePress installations, but there are some considerations and restrictions. Refer to the following documents for more detailed information:
Multiple LitePress Instances with a Single Database
As with the multiple-database solution described above, the wp-config.php file will vary for each installation. In this case, however, only a single line is unique to each blog:
$table_prefix = 'wp_'; // example: 'wp_' or 'b2' or 'mylogin_'
By default, LitePress assigns the table prefix
wp_ to its MySQL database tables, but this prefix can be anything you choose. This allows you to create unique identifiers for each blog in your database. For example, let’s say you have three blogs to set up, with the names Main,Projects, and Test. You should substitute the prefix
wp_ in each blog’s
$table_prefix = 'main_';
$table_prefix = 'projects_';
$table_prefix = 'test_';
As noted, you may use a prefix of your own making. Those provided here are for example only.
Multiple Databases, Same Users
You can use the same userbase for all your blogs on the same domain by defining the
CUSTOM_USER_TABLE and optionally the
CUSTOM_USER_META_TABLE constants to point to the same
SeeEditing wp-config.php/Custom User and Usermeta Tables.