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#26533 install Solo in separate database??

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swatson
I would like to get a clarification on installing Solo. In Ch. 2, "Installing Akeeba Solo (Standalone)", "Before you begin" section says:

"You can use the same database as an existing site (e.g. a WordPress, Joomla! or PrestaSHop installation) or an entirely new database. This is encouraged but not necessary."

Just to clarify this statement, do you encourage a new database or the existing database? Are there any obvious advantages or disadvantages with a separate Solo database?

Thank you.

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager
We encourage using a separate database. The obvious advantage is that you keep your data separate. If you main site gets hacked, Solo's data will not be leaked since they are on a separate database. This is an additional, optional, protection on top of Solo encrypting its configuration data.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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swatson
Excellent. Thank You.

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager
You're welcome!

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

🇬🇷Greek: native 🇬🇧English: excellent 🇫🇷French: basic • 🕐 My time zone is Europe / Athens
Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!

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