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Database Read Replicas


BETA: Extend WordPress with MySQL database read replica support for greater speed and scalability
This is a first release beta, and should only be used at your own risk


  1. Set up your read replicas as per MySQL’s instructions
  2. Download database-read-replicas and database-read-replicas.php to wp-content/mu-plugins
  3. Edit wp-config.php to add your read replicas:
    $read_replicas = array(‘readreplicahostname1′,’readreplicahostname2’);
  4. There is no need to activate this plugin


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