Solved

Whats the difference between a WordPress Multisite & using custom links from the main menu to different subdomains

Posted on 2016-11-24
3
51 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-25
Hi All

I started off creating a simple website for an IT knowledge base, however I have now started tom explore creating this site into a multi platform use to manage different systems such a change requests, asset management, document repository & IT ticket logging etc.  At this point i'm trying to extend my knowledge.

My thoughts are that I build a site that did this and at some point in the future it was utilised the site would probably break being a single installation.

So do I create multiple subdomains with their own wordpress installations, databases etc and link to each system to spread resources and storage or do I use a Wordpress Multisite which to me sounds very similar but probably more performance efficient by the look of it.
0
Comment
Question by:IM&T SRFT
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 57

Accepted Solution

by:
Julian Hansen earned 250 total points
ID: 41900882
There isn't a performance benefit. The WordPress sites do exactly the same work. You might find a performance benefit by having separate sites that access different database servers (assuming large request) - spread the load on the DB - but for moderate requests you are not going to see a difference.

This is quite an old post but a lot of what is in here is still relevant.

https://halfelf.org/2011/dont-use-wordpress-multisite/
0
 
LVL 70

Assisted Solution

by:Jason C. Levine
Jason C. Levine earned 250 total points
ID: 41901178
So do I create multiple subdomains with their own wordpress installations, databases etc and link to each system to spread resources and storage or do I use a Wordpress Multisite which to me sounds very similar but probably more performance efficient by the look of it.

If everything is on the same server then roughly the same amount of resources are being used whether it's multisite or separate installations.

The real benefit to multisite is the management of users, themes, and plugins from one central location.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:IM&T SRFT
ID: 41901263
Thank you both for the responses as I will not be using separate database servers and WordPress Multisite will provide a much less complete way of managing this seems to be the way to go.  I think my main concern was database size limits but I will read more into this myself.
0

Featured Post

Instantly Create Instructional Tutorials

Contextual Guidance at the moment of need helps your employees adopt to new software or processes instantly. Boost knowledge retention and employee engagement step-by-step with one easy solution.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I want to start by talking about the use of plug-ins for WordPress. I started a web-site for a company I was working for a few years ago; I had extremely basic knowledge of HTML. I am a Graphic Designer by trade so I invited the opportunity as a cha…
This article shows the steps required to install WordPress on Azure. Web Apps, Mobile Apps, API Apps, or Functions, in Azure all these run in an App Service plan. WordPress is no exception and requires an App Service Plan and Database to install
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to create a Printer Friendly PDF on a WordPress Page. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Tools Used are Photoshop, Awesome Screenshot” Google Chrome Extension, and SmallPDF.com Log…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to Test the speed of a WordPress Website. Site Speed is an important metric of a site’s health. Slow site speed can result in viewers leaving your site quickly and not seeing your content. This…

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question