On Wed, 21 Feb 2001, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I have been looking at the possibility of using SQL and PHP on the network. However, I only know the following things about SQL:
- It does something with databases
- It looks difficult to learn.
I would like to know about your experiences of SQL, especially the following:
Which version is best - PostGreSQL, MySQL? How easy is it to use with PHP? Are there any alternatives that can be used in a similar way with PHP?
This month's Linux Journal (which you can get at on the web) has a couple of articles about your very questions.
I would add that MySQL is pretty easy to use and has several books published to help) but complex queries and databases need something like Postgres or (cash-cash) Oracle.