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Is it possible for Wordpress to work from two databases?

The reason I ask is that we're approaching our 100mb limit for database size on our host (1and1) but have up to 100 databases, so what I was hoping to do is essentially 'add on' another database for when the limit is reached?

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Yes, but that is out of quick and easy realm.

See HyperDB in Codex and repository for starters.

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  • Do you know if it will split a table at all as the bulk of the database is taken up by the posts table. – Vince Pettit Mar 4 '11 at 16:04
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    @Vince Pettit sorry, no hands-on experience with it. It's what wordpress.com uses so is usually first thing to point at. – Rarst Mar 4 '11 at 16:16
  • Brilliant, thanks for the info, been reading up on it and seems to do what I want... will give it a try and take it from there! – Vince Pettit Mar 4 '11 at 16:21

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