You can use just about any modern DBMS.  If you're concerned about support
why not ask your hosting company up front - I've never had  any problems
finding support for MySQL (although my Oracle, MS and IBM sales reps have
all claimed I would).

The cost is stunning - Oracle list price is something like $15,000 per CPU
for the "Standard Edition" and $40,000 per CPU for "Enterprise Edition".
MS and IBM's offerings are cheaper but still quite expensive.

Good Luck,

On 5/31/02 12:13 PM, "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"

> From: "Craig Williams" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 09:54:48 +0100
> Subject: newbie:What database can I use with php4 ?
> I'd like to use a file based database and something that is compatable with
> windows and linux. I don't want to use mysql on my main sites because many
> hosting companies don't support it.
> thanks
> Craig

PHP Database Mailing List (
To unsubscribe, visit:

Reply via email to