[thelist] PHP with SQL database, any problems?

Bruce Gilbert webguync at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 13:42:04 CST 2005

thanks for the reply. I also understand there is something called
enterprise manager which I can connect to SQL from.  Where can I learn
more about ADODB?

On Wed, 09 Mar 2005 11:31:58 -0800, Maximillian Schwanekamp
<lists at neptunewebworks.com> wrote:
> Bruce Gilbert wrote:
> > any drawbacks to a php website with a SQL server instead of mySQL? the
> > reason I ask is we have a windows 2003 server and our IT dept is more
> > knowledgeable with maintaining a SQL server, but the site needs to be
> > designed with PHP (because that is the knowledge base of the
> > designer). The only advantage I can think of for mySQL is the built in
> > connection with DWMX2004 (our design program). Are there any other
> > advantages for mySQL with PHP?
> PHP supports many RDBMS's beyond MySQL, the main advantage to MySQL is
> that it's free to get going and is very very good for the price.  But
> SQL Server is IMHO superior to MySQL (non-clustered anyway) - it is MS's
> best product.  I've used PHP and SQL Server 2k together in the past with
> good success.   It is of course easier when PHP is running on a Windows
> box, which is apparently the case for you.  PHP does seem to have some
> extra advantages with running on Unix, but that's not really a question
> of MySQL vs SQL Server.  You may want to check into ADODB, which is a
> PHP database abstraction layer compatible with both MSSQL and MySQL, and
> for which there is (IIRC) a DWMX extension available.
> --
> Maximillian Von Schwanekamp
> http://www.neptunewebworks.com/


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