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From "J. Greenlees" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Need Help on Database Idea
Date Wed, 27 Nov 2002 02:14:31 GMT
with mysql and php you can do it without using a cron job to build 
static pages, just have a limit of say 10,000 characters per field for 
the descriptions. that will limit the size of any single field being 
pulled from the db, so it reduces the time to pull it.
you can have apache+php on the win2k server and the db running on the 
freebsd server, just have to tell php where mysql is. ( if your network 
is set up to allow that )

personally I would use the free bsd server to supply the entire data and 
use a redirect on the win2k server, so course data requests are handed 
off entirely to the other server.

Grant Cooper wrote:
> Sorry, forgot to mention the database will be on it's own server. 
> Probably FreeBSD. It is meant for department heads to update there own 
> program information. I have done a similar project for my own web page. 
> But I can see a big lag because of the amount of information to be 
> pulled for each query. No information will be cached making it a drain 
> on the resources.
>     ----- Original Message -----
>     From: Steven Pierce <>
>     To: <>
>     Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 4:54 PM
>     Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Need Help on Database Idea
>     Since you can not use 2K, what O/S are you going to use?  You might
>     need to cut down the
>     outlines at first til you can make sure that it is going to work as
>     planed. 
>     Cron job to build at night, you made it sound like it was to be done
>     as a student logs in??
>     *********** REPLY SEPARATOR ***********
>     On 11/26/2002 at 5:45 PM Grant Cooper wrote:
>         I was recently given charge of enhancing our web server. One of
>         the changes I've recommended is going to apache.
>         The problem is this school wants to put all their course
>         outlines into this database and have web pages built based on
>         the input. This is great but some of these outlines are huge.
>         Wouldn't this cause problems because of all the queries done?
>         My solution is to create a cron job to build html pages
>         everynight based on the data.
>         What do you think of this idea? Or is there a better way of
>         doing this?
>         This is for a small college with limited funds. So Oracle is out
>         of the questions. I was planning on using Windows 2000 server
>         (NO CHOICE), Apache and MYSQL. And using PHP as the interface
>         for users to update the data.
>         I need to prepare a plan for next week so if anyone has an idea
>         I would love to here it. I was thinking there is probably a mod
>         for Apache to use here. But I'm fairly new at web programming.
>         Thanks in Advance.

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