Two Forums, One Site... How Many DBs?


Hey, all. I work for a small writing website and we’re about to launch a secondary forum. Do I need to make this second forum its own database? Or can it use the one the first forum is hosted on? I’m an amateur at this, and still occasionally have trouble wrapping my head around the backend basics. Thank you!


Hello Sera,

You can set up the site either with a new database or use the same one, that is up to you! Most people use a different database for a new site and for security reasons we suggest that you do use a new database.



Thank you so much! I greatly appreciate the advice! Setting it up that way now.


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