2 Applications - Same Database


I am wondering if is possible 2 different applications hosted at Cloudways access the same DB in just one of the applications…

Someone has this working ?


Yes, as long as the two applications have different table prefixes. Although it might be easier to create a blank application just for an additional db so it can be restored without affecting the other app.

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Further, if you want the two wordpress sites (A and B) to have the same users (email, password, etc). you can put this in the WP_CONFIG. E.g. put this in the WP_CONFIG of B to make it use the users of A.
define( ‘CUSTOM_USER_TABLE’, ‘A_users’ );
define( ‘CUSTOM_USER_META_TABLE’, ‘A_usermeta’ );

Yes working fine for me.

I second @wintercorn’s answer. You can easily use one DB for two WordPress applications by defining the required parameters inside the wp-config.php file. It is better to launch a separate application solely for the DB and then connect both the WordPress applications to that DB.

Ibad Rehman