DB effeciency with BP in conjunction with other blogs and BBPress installations
Edit: I believe I put this in the wrong forum. I thought I was in the Miscellaneous forum, so I apologize in advance.
The project I’m working on is considering using BuddyPress for some social networking for an event that’s being run sometime later this year. I know BuddyPress can include a BBPress installation for an integrated forum system, and people can create blogs within BP as well. If there are other blogs/sites created within the WPMU installation (but not BuddyPress) and other BBPress installations as well, is it recommended that everything reside in the same database, or should things like the additional BBPress installations use a separate database?
I don’t want to completely kill whatever server this could potentially end up running on, but quick response times and user integration between all platforms is key. The higher-ups estimate that there would be about 1,000 or so users for the duration of the event, if that gives any insight as to the scale of what’s being considered.
Would a dedicated WPMU installation be a better idea, in conjunction with a second WPMU installation for integration with everything else?
Thanks for any input you can offer!
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