Is there any way i can set up my php message board that will require no detabase support like mysql or ms access.
I am trying to make a forum at school and i was told that the server does not support the mysql or ms access.
Im going to try to install it anyway and see what happens
I know i'm not a wiz in php, but in his case, couldn't you just use a text file or file sistem say on the server, organize it a little and work with string functions to get all the info for the forum on these files. It will almost be like a database, but it'll be written in the text files. I mean DB is the # 1-9 choice, but if a person can't get a db to use, could you do it using the text files? I know that it will slow the forum way down, but could that be an option for a guy in EnViZiBlE's case? I'm just wondering if that's possible at least hypothetically...
No i agree that using a database is 1000 times easier, faster and more secure, but i'm just saying that files are a way out if you are really desperate. I'm a student myself and i know how hard it is to convince a school, or whoever is in charge of the server, to install anything that they are not familiar with and that's not already on their server; the fact is that they are probably not going to do it.
when there are cheap and free hosts that supports these technologies the money excuse don't work.
Maybe in a work environment where you have to work with what you go I know I sure as hell wouldn't go down without a fight. They always give those stupid excuses about standards and stuff.. I think they just might be incompitent and spend too much time doing tech support calls because the EU keeps typing smpt instead of smtp. WHY DON'T THEY JUST USE MAIL.. and the excuse from the admins is becasue they want the virus and spam filter on a different server than email server.. I THOUGHT THAT'S WHY SMTP USED A DIFFERENT PORT THAN POP3...
uugh.. I'm done ranting.. I had a hard day at work today.