(btw these are all the minimum requirements for phpbb3
- MySQL 3.23 or above (MySQLi supported)
- PostgreSQL 7.3+
- SQLite 2.8.2+
- Firebird 2.0+
- MS SQL Server 2000 or above (directly or via ODBC)
I've actually tried installing sqllite the first time i had the option when installing.. later found out i actually didn't have sql lite support. but I'm just looking for what so good about the rest.. i like mysql. =]iWisdom wrote:Most people around here use MySQL since it's open source and popular. Personally, if you have the option, and if you're seeking support here, I think you'd be better off with MySQL as, like I said, more people are familiar with it.
So I'm guessing Oracle, is like for the top people who like need speed? Is it like fast, or is it like just more a secure/reliable thing.blazes wrote:Oracle is probably the best, however, it costs lots of money, and for a forum it would be like swatting a fly with a shotgun. MySQL is probably the best for phpBB as it's free, open source, and by far the most supported here.
Consider this: if there was one database system "best" for phpBB, why would the others be supported at all?iWisdom wrote:People have preferences, and one size does not fit all.
If there was a perfect/best mysql database system for phpBB, they would still support the rest, because the others like Kellanved said are a bit complicated.. & also may cost to use.. and such.. I'm not saying there is a best, I just want to know what you guys think is the best, and maybe to know what the cons & pros you have with these systems.Eelke wrote: Consider this: if there was one database system "best" for phpBB, why would the others be supported at all?
Thanks for your input =]Kellanved wrote:I would strongly advise against Oracle - it is very far from the standard and thus requires a lot of PHP work to translate queries and results.
Well, no, that's exactly the point (sorry, I'm getting philosophical now). If there was one that's universally the best, there would be no need to support others. The point that's being made, and which you've seen already, is that what's best or perfect depends on the particular situation.green ticks wrote:If there was a perfect/best mysql database system for phpBB, they would still support the rest