Shared MySQL databases and php files for several CPanel accounts

mikityuk

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Hello!

My client is moving his sites from one host (VDS) to another (CPanel based). The problem is that all sites (5+) use (a) two shared mySQL databases (b) common include files.

And I don't have an idea what's the best way to move such a structure on CPanel. Is there any posibilities to have shared files/DBs for different CPanel accounts? Or maybe there is some better solution.

Thank you!
 

nottheusual1

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The "sharing" of a database is a function of the application(s) that is/are accessing the data - each ap will need the new path/login/db info for the new server.

Don't confuse what an "account" does with what goes on outside of Cpanel/WHM.

With a correct configuration string, any Web site can have access to any MySQL database on any server (ok - oversimplified a bit, but basically true).

We've done the same thing before, too - it just requires a bit of planning and forethought - and it can be done.

AS for the includes, i'd need some more info as to exactly what they are. Includes can be called from anywhere - take a look at how they are being called, now, and test that method on the new server.

Best advise is to do all this testing/config'ing well ahead of time. Heard too many times of domain transfers from hell that were a result of poor planning/testing.