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Re: [INTERFACES] Trying to find a PostgreSQL interface

From: Hannu Krosing <hannu(at)trust(dot)ee>
To: mlinvill(at)winstar(dot)com
Cc: Daniel Stolk <stolkd(at)email(dot)com>, pgsql-interfaces(at)hub(dot)org
Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] Trying to find a PostgreSQL interface
Date: 1999-08-25 07:17:36
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Mark Linvill wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Aug 1999, Daniel Stolk wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >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 (

> 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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