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the way data is stored

Postby coolguy » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:15 am

Im pretty new to php as you can tell do to my current posts. My question is how secure and stable is the flat file system that this script uses. Will us user have any future security or performance issues as the site grows
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Re: the way data is stored

Postby SamEA » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:27 am

I suggest you read this post coolguy:

They are both nearly very equivalent, however it does depend on how both databases are secured when comparing security.
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Re: the way data is stored

Postby aaa007 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:07 pm

Very interesting, but from what i red, flat based seems easier and offers the same security if designed right.
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Re: the way data is stored

Postby PeterS » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:39 pm

That's correct, so far I haven't really seen a difference between both apart from one being easier to access and not requiring MySQL on the server.
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Re: the way data is stored

Postby scoffer » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:08 am

I'll throw my two cents in...

To put it simple, flat is easier to install and use and possible even a bit easier to manage.
But on the other hand...
Flat is always way heavier than mysql or other DB that runs in memory instead of HDD. This starts to be problem when there's too much reading or writing of data, HDD IO speeds cannot compete in this. With good caching you can probably keep thing running for long time but don't give your users any new features that need much writing to DB.

(I know the message itself was old but these answers are read by many newcomers and otherwise interested admins too.)
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Re: the way data is stored

Postby anosh » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:14 am

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Re: the way data is stored

Postby theunreal » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:44 am

The secure on this script is pretty stable. I don't think it's somthing you should worry about
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