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.


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