Mark Linvill wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Aug 1999, Daniel Stolk wrote:
> >I'm needing to access my PostgreSQL database from the web, or actually
> >the customers need to. I was originally using C with the libpq library,
> >but I was wondering if there are some programs out there that would make
> >it easier and faster for me to set things up? If there aren't, what
> >kind of interface would be best to use? I was looking at PHP, but I'm
> >not sure it will be as powerful as C, but maybe it is powerful enough.
You may also try Zope (http://www.zope.org)
> IMHO, PHP is plenty powerful enough. Development time is
> fabulously quick. The only possible issue might be execution speed.
> Not that PHP is slow, but it can't beat a C CGI.
AFAIK you can save the CGI startup costs as PHP is loaded as a module in
Apache. If it has persistent database connections (like Zope) then you
save the DB connection setup and so it can easyly beat C CGI on anything
but most compute-intensive tasks.
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