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masgas

Forum and txt files

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Hi everyone!

I'm starting to program a forum, and I am not sure which is the best option.

The question is:

Can you make a forum using txt files?
Is it better with a data base?


I believe it is possible, but I want to make sure before I start.

Thanks for your time!

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Most forums use databases. Databases are much more dynamic and easy to manipulate compared to txt files.
So I would say the database option is much better.

Orio.

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A forum with files will be faster then a forum with a database but will be a lot more work then useing a database.

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Also, if it uses files that everyone can access if they know their name/location, sensative information can be viewed (such as passwords/hashes).
In a database it's (I won't say impossible but) very very hard to get this kind of information.

Orio.

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Orio i agree to disagree but it all depens on what you know in the programming field of files.

Example i can create a login system with files as secure as a database login system.

But the truth is that the work involved for files is far more then a database.

Use mysql it's free.

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Heres a link to follow to create a simple forum good luck.

The simple forum tutoral uses mysql database ok.

sometimes the site it self with this tutoral goes crazy so you got to refresh the page but the simple forum tutoral is there.


http://www.tutorialized.com/tutorial/Creating-simple-PHP-forum-tutorial/9962

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