Here is a story that could help to address your concerns about mySQL: http://www.mysql.com/press/user_stories/istockphoto.com.html I don't have anything to do with the backend development of the site in that story, but I am very familiar with company in general and they have implemented a very robust combination of mySQL and PHP. Hope it helps. -----Original Message----- From: Rodrigo Galindez To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Sent: 7/3/04 10:00 AM Subject: [thelist] Recommendations for a database driven website Hi evolters, Im migrating an offline employee manager system (like bumeran.com for example) to a online, database-driven web site that will use a big database schema, with about 2GB of data inside. Today the offline database is handled offline by a SQL Server, but, we plan to move it to mySQL, because the difference in costs (hosting) is huge. My question is: Do you recommend mySQL for large web site developing ? I mean, is mySQL stable, with that amount of data ? Is mySQL stable with a large amount of transactions ? We thought in PHP to develop the server side code ... What language do you recommend for server side scripting in projects of this caracteristics ? Thanks, Rodrigo Galindez Information Management Assistant Center for Human Rights and Environment Gral Paz 186 10 A 5000 - Cordoba - Argentina Tel/fax 54-351-4256278 rodrigo at cedha.org.ar www.cedha.org.ar -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !