On Fri, 24 May 2002, Richard Baskett wrote: > I have a page that when someone searches for information.. Every hit > that shows up on that page has an SQL update that increases a counter > for that particular "record". Now when we have hundreds/thousands of > users using the site.. Will this cause some serious problems since most > of the users will be using this search and at the same time? That's a > lot of db hits all at once isnt it?
It's nothing that hasn't been done before. As your traffic increases, the strain on the database will increase, and I doubt this in particular will be the straw that breaks the camel's back. Just make sure you have a plan for moving to multiple database servers, and that plan is ready long before the traffic has built up to that level - or you're going to be in real trouble. miguel -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php