[thelist] email server sql DB

Kelly Hallman khallman at wrack.org
Sun Nov 3 10:35:00 CST 2002

On Sun, 3 Nov 2002, Timothy J. Luoma wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Nov 2002 07:42:52 -0000, Andrew Maynes wrote:
> > having received a brief for a high end 'turnkey' site.  It has dawned on
> > me that php and mysql are not going to be able to cater for high volumes
> > of traffic
> PHP and MySQL are in place on some very high volume sites.  How will this
> one be different?

I haven't heard this mentioned, so... As a free alternative to MySQL, I'd
like to suggest PostgreSQL.  It is slightly more robust and -- although it
lacks a couple nice features found in MySQL -- it supports a lot of
features that MySQL does not (transactions, views, triggers, etc).

I'd feel more comfortable deploying a high-traffic site with Postgres than
MySQL, if only because it's benchmark numbers seem to be slightly higher.

A former MySQL'er,

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