3 Free MySQL Databases?

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  1. nathan634282

    nathan634282 New Member

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    I see now in the features that there is now 2 databases allowed. Wasn't there 3 free databases that were allowed before? I remember seeing 3.
     
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    For the longest time, there were only 2 allowed on my free account. Today, I noticed I now have 4. :)
     
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    descalzo Grim Squeaker Community Support

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    When I signed up (2009), you were allowed 3. This is when bandwidth/disk space was limited. (package adfree/adfree)
    Then they changed to unmetered accounts (package adfree/infinity) and reduced the number of databases to 2. Other resources were similarly decreased. A trade off.
    Those rules applied to all new Free Hosting accounts.
    Existing Free Hosting accounts were given the chance to change to the new system or keep the old limits.
     
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    descalzo Grim Squeaker Community Support

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    cPanel will list 4 as the limit because it thinks that you can have 2 mySQL and 2 Postgres databases. (apparently no way to configure cPanel differently)
    x10hosting does not offer Postgres.
    So, actually, you only have 2 databases.
     
  5. nathan634282

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    That makes sense. Thanks for the info
     
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    Skizzerz Contributors Staff Member Contributors

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    I recommend making use of table prefixes -- this will allow you to install multiple applications in a single database. That feature should be built into the install script of most major web applications providing that you perform a manual install and don't use softaculous. For example, if I have wordpress and phpBB, I would specify wp_ as the table prefix for wordpress and phpbb_ as the prefix for phpbb, so I would then have tables named wp_users for the wordpress user table and phpbb_users for the phpbb users table -- due to the unique prefix I can ensure no two apps will attempt to use the same table name.
     
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