[nSLUG] php troubleshooting and weblog software

Devin Horsman horsman at gmail.com
Mon Jul 24 19:37:14 ADT 2006

On 7/24/06, Rich <budman85 at eastlink.ca> wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-07-24 at 16:25 -0500, Vikram Chhatre wrote:
> > Hello everyone
> >
> > I have a couple of questions, but some background info before that.  I
> > currently run a simple html website for the research lab I work at.  It
> > lets us update results of experiments on a daily/weekly basis so that my
> > boss can see it from home and when he's out of town.  So far, simple
> > handwritten html has served our needs, but now I would like to
> > incorporate a blog for myself and a couple more users so that we can
> > keep a detailed record of progress made for future reviews.  Most of the
> > blogging applications I found on Sourceforge need php and mysql which
> > would be an overkill, particularly mysql.
> >
> > My first question is:  Do you know of any blogging application that does
> > not use php/mysql and is simple of install and use?  I would like to be
> > able to edit / format blogs, add pictures, in short html blogs.
> >
> If you are not storing pictures in the database, then look at the CSV
> module for perl.  Its a flat file system.  Its okay for small stuff, but
> if you are going to be keep records and searching.  I would bite the
> bullet and configure mysql.  Its work it in the long run, in case the
> site expands and more users are added, or more items of interest are
> added, your site could scale nicely.  :) less future headaches.
> Remember to setup database backups - easy to automate.
> If you are enabling tag entry, be sure to limit the available commands.
> this will help keep your site secure and eliminate any security flaws.

I agree. MySQL is really the key product to use for this sort of
situation. There are plenty of LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) tutorials
on the net.


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