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    Unanswered: Website 100% Database

    I'm developing a website, its completley 100% Database driven, ever piece of content is from the database, is this a bad idea?

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    Many parts of a web site are well served by a database, but some are not. In particular, pictures are often poorly served by a database. Pictures are almost always well served by a file system.

    -PatP

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    But what I really want to know is, will the database go slower or error if its being over used?

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    That depends on many things, but the odds are very good that it will.

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    Ofcourse it will! But you have to define "over used" and relate it to the infrastructure of your hardware. When you expect thousends of concurrent users viewing and editing your data, have lots of content and a desktop machine that acts as a web, file and database server you'll soon run into trouble.

    When you have dedicated web, file and database servers on high-end machines with lots of RAM and fast disk access I think you won't run into trouble any time soon. If you do anyway, first look at your software architecture before blaming the database.

    Lex

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