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HI,

I am creating a Forum System, this is a small system,

I want to know where to store the forum data(Messages posted by users),

Should I store it in SQL database or a Text File.

Please suggest something.


Thanx....

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Last Post by Ramesh S
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It would be better if you store the forum messages in a database system. So that you can easily store, retrieve the data with better performance.

If you store the forum data in a datbase, you can use the features specific to database systems such as security, indexing, stored precedures, views.

You can use SQL Server 2005/2008 Express Editions, MySQL for this purpose. You can also even use MS-Access which has limited features comparing with SQL Server and MySQL.

If you have a plan to use open source forum software, please check which database are supported by that software.

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