I have recently created a Joomla 3.3 website which consists of one user (all privileges) and one database on my shared hosting account.
I'd now like to install Piwik analytics aswell on the same hosting account (http://piwik.org/).
What would be the best way of approaching this as regards users? Piwik requires one db user with all privileges.
- Can I use the same user to manage my Joomla site and Piwik?
- Is there a security risk by doing this?
- Will there be any effect on site performance/speed?
I'm not sure if it makes much difference, however if somebody could point me in the right direction I would be most grateful.
I would like to keep things as simple as possible because my shared hosting (BT) does not allow users to modify db user privileges - and my client wants to stay with BT. Therefore each time I set up a user I have to contact them and wait (up to) 48hours for a response.
I'm quite new to DBs so apologies for the naive question.