Website Building

jeeva suresh jeeva.suresh at
Mon Feb 26 20:02:54 PST 2007

If the hosting company has perl, there is an engine called blossom -
written in perl - which may be exactly what you are looking for.

On 2/18/07, Jaqui Greenlees <jaqui_greenlees at> wrote:
> --- Colin Dean <cdean at> wrote:
> > I can't remember if PHP4 has support for SQLLite,
> > but if you can find a
> > CMS that can use it, you're golden.
> >
> > SQLLite is a file-based database. It's a slower than
> > the real DB
> > servers, but it will probably suffice for a year
> > unless your web site is
> > going to see especially heavily traffic.
> >
> Flat files have two advantages over the heavily
> structured database files, they can be opened in most
> text editors, so you can easily recover data, and they
> tend to be smaller in disk space requirements.
> I beleive that most engines will work with flat files
> if you build them to do so, without a significant loss
> in performance.
> The biggest drawback to a flat file database is the
> loss of data protection. In a website situation, while
> it will work, you have to make the dbengine be the
> only read access to the folder the file is stored in,
> or your entire database is exposed to the internet, It
> is far better to use either mysql or postgresql, both
> of which can be used free of charge, even on a
> commercial website.
> [ MySQL's cmmercial license only applies to commercial
> redistribution of the engine, Postgresql is BSD
> Licsenced, which explicitly allows any commercial use. ]
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