From: Thomas Bridge (thomas at domain medianet.ie)
Date: Thu 30 Sep 1999 - 17:16:34 IST
On Thu, 30 Sep 1999, Mel wrote:
> We're looking to install a database on a linux machine. Either postgres or
> MySQL. Primary use will be with PERL and PHP for CGI scripts although it
> will be used for holding normal info as well. Does anyone know of a good
> comparison between Postgres and MySQL or have any opinions on the subject?
> Prime consideration is for use with CGI.
I'd be inclined to use MySQL in that case - I think the connection process
is faster. Having said that Postgres has support for transactions,
triggers and subselects which MySQL doesn't have.
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