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

  • From: "Chris Hofstader" <chris.hofstader@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 14:47:57 -0400

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 qualities.


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
Robert Jaquiss

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