I’ll be having two different CodeIgniter installations sharing the same database but different tables. Is this a situation where you would want to use the dbprefix property when configuring database connections? From my understanding dbprefix prepends a string to each table name when running queries. Is the point of this simply to shorten code rather than saying app1_tablename, app2_tablename, etc. or is there a stronger purpose.
My idea was just to prefix each table name manually when creating them in MySQL like app1_users, app2_users, etc.
What would be the best way to go about this? I guess I’m just not understanding the purpose of dbprefix when I can take care of it self.