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advice on which DB & language is best...

Thread began 8/01/2009 12:06 pm by rob_wilkins385013 | Last modified 8/05/2009 1:23 pm by rob_wilkins385013 | 1243 views | 3 replies |


advice on which DB & language is best...

Hello. I'm a first time user and would like to know which setup method will be easiest for me.

I am hosting on godaddy with....

asp 2.0/3.0/3.5 and PHP 5.x languages

MySql , Access, and SQL server databases.

I'm entry level experience with databases and so far, prefer to work in Open Office BASE.

Perhapse some experienced advice now could save me some aggravation later. anyone?


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CraigRBeta Tester

Hi Rob.

I have never used godaddy, but as far as your language / database is concerned, I would recomment php and mysql.

Both php and mysql have lots of users and technical support and are free.
I would say they go together like bacon & eggs.

asp is becoming a bit long in the tooth, (You may remember that Webassist moved from asp to php recently and new Webassist extensions will not support asp, only php).

As far as databases go, access is nice and graphical and easy to use, so may be tempting, but I recommend biting the bullet and going for mySQL. It may take a bit more work initially, but is worth it in the long run.

MSSQL is also an excellent database management tool, but it can be expensive, and there is little it can do that mySQL cannot.

I would also recommend buying a good book about database design.

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Eric Mittman

I know that certain user's in the past have experienced some issues with Godaddy specifically when it comes to making connections through cURL. Godaddy uses a proxy for this. All of the current WebAssist products should be accounting for this, it is just a heads up for things I have seen.

The other thing to keep in mind would be that you will not be able to establish remote connections to your Godaddy db. This is very typical of most hosts, so you should have a local db and server for your testing environment.

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thanks for the info..

I went with PHP mysql and it was quite a bit more involved than I was prepared for but it looks like I'm configured properly for now.

Thanks for the help.

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