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Josh Page1,928 Points
MySQL or SQL For Mass Database
Hi, I am in the process of building a large scale social network style web app open to the public. I am currently looking to build it in php. Should I use mysql or just SQL? I will need it to be fast, and able to handle up to 100,000 rows with 8 columns as well as multiple requests simultaneously. What would you guys recommend?
(or would rails be best???)
James GillCourses Plus Student 34,935 Points
Josh, mySQL can do what you described.
Andre' Jones26,671 Points
SQL and MySQL arent the same thing. SQL is the language you use to query and manipulate a database like MySQL. Lots of big corporations use MySQL so I am sure it could handle that many rows as long as your database schema is structured correctly.