|Database settings: $wgDBprefix|
|Table name prefix.
|Introduced in version:||1.4.0|
|Removed in version:||still in use|
|Other settings: Alphabetical | By function|
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Table name prefix. If you only have access to a single database and wish to install more than one version of MediaWiki, or have other applications that also use the database, you can give the table names a unique prefix to stop any naming conflicts or confusion.
For example, if you use the prefix 'wiki_' then the table 'page' will be named 'wiki_page' instead.
You need to set this at the time of initial configuration, or manually change the table names at a later date. Changing this setting does not automatically update the names of the tables in your database.