Re: Looking for suggestions for a database to use with a website

  • From: "Bryan Schulz" <b.schulz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 20:15:05 -0500


does dreamhost include cgi/perl/php?

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Chris Hofstader 
  To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, October 12, 2007 1:47 PM
  Subject: RE: Looking for suggestions for a database to use with a website

  I would suggest MySQL as many web hosting businesses provide it for free.  
It's open source and there is a lot of really good documentation and examples 
for how to use it out there.

  If you need a site to host this on, I recommend Dreamhost (it's what I use) which has a deal running now that gives you 500 gb 
disk and 5 tb/month bandwidth, lots of cool goodies and a nice interface to 
work with for only $5.95 per month.  Dreamhost provides a nice PHP based 
interface to MySQL which makes it very easy to use.

  My expertise lies in system software programming and auditory user interface 
hacking.  I am and always have been a database dummy as I never found them to 
be very interesting and I always had someone else around to handle such 
requirements.  In the past few months, though, I have set up three separate 
MySQL databases which all work very nicely and I still don't know a whole lot 
more than I ever have about databases because the Dreamhost interface stuff 
makes it so easy.  I'm told that a number of other web hosting businesses 
provide similar features but I haven't tried any so cannot speak to their 

  From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Robert Jaquiss
  Sent: Friday, October 12, 2007 1:21 PM
  To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: Looking for suggestions for a database to use with a website


       I am about to receive over 11,000 pdf files that I want to put up on a 
website. These are images that when printed on capsule paper will produce 
tactile images. The idea is that a teacher or parent could look through the 
list, select a file and then place an order to have it printed. It has been 
suggested to me that I use a database for this sort of operation. I do have an 
Excel spreadsheet with descriptive information about each file. I am looking 
for suggestions regarding what database would be good to use. Thank you.


  Robert Jaquiss

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