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Database-backed website w/o server RDBMS

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I'm looking for a website backend. I can use PHP and other scripting languages,
but I don't have access to an RDBMS. So I'm looking for an RDBMS substitute --
maybe something that reads/writes plain text or XML files sitting on the web
server. Any ideas?

Matt O.
Jul 17 '05 #1
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Hello,

On 01/27/2004 02:36 AM, Matt O'Toole wrote:
I'm looking for a website backend. I can use PHP and other scripting languages,
but I don't have access to an RDBMS. So I'm looking for an RDBMS substitute --
maybe something that reads/writes plain text or XML files sitting on the web
server. Any ideas?


Here you may find several ideas, including some based on CSV files and
even with PHP only based SQL support:

Class: Class.DB.php
http://www.phpclasses.org/adb

Class: File DB
http://www.phpclasses.org/filedb

Class: Perfect Database File
http://www.phpclasses.org/pdbf

Class: textDB
http://www.phpclasses.org/textdb
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Regards,
Manuel Lemos

Free ready to use OOP components written in PHP
http://www.phpclasses.org/

MetaL - XML based meta-programming language
http://www.meta-language.net/

Jul 17 '05 #2

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In article <JV*****************@nwrddc01.gnilink.net>, Matt O'Toole wrote:
I'm looking for a website backend. I can use PHP and other scripting languages,
but I don't have access to an RDBMS. So I'm looking for an RDBMS substitute --
maybe something that reads/writes plain text or XML files sitting on the web
server. Any ideas?


You might try a Berkeley DB style database:
- http://www.php.net/manual/en/ref.dba.php

Depending on your needs, you may be able to get by with something simpler
like serialize or WDDX:
- http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.serialize.php
- http://www.php.net/manual/en/ref.wddx.php

With any of these solutions, you'll probably want to use some sort of
locking if there is the possibility of multiple users trying to write to
your data files at the same time.
- http://www.php.net/flock

Use this info at your own risk. I always use RDBMSs. ;)

Good luck,
Dave

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Jul 17 '05 #3

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