Tony Grimes wrote:
Have any of you tried running a PHP website using a remote database

We currently have an in-house PHP website driven by a PostgreSQL database
that is HEAVILY administered within the office with an administration sister
site (also PHP).
Problem: the office connection is having trouble keeping up with the website
traffic. Our IT guys want to outsource the whole server to a co-location
facility, but the administrators don't want the extra lag on the admin site.

Is it feasible to host the database and admin site in the office, but
outsource the website and connect to the office database remotely? Is there
any other way to do this?

Do the website and admin area reference the same database tables?

If they don't, split the database up and keep the website db on the website server and the other internally.

If they do, which one is the 'primary' set? ie which one gets updated?

You could use replication to keep them in sync ( for example).

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