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Apache Today: Apache Guide: Apache Authentication, Part 3

Aug 07, 2000, 13:10 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rich Bowen)

[ Thanks to Kevin Reichard for this link. ]

"This week, we'll look at MySQL, a very popular database server, and using mod_auth_mysql to use MySQL to store your authentication information."

"MySQL is a wonderful database server, which is distributed under the GPL, and is available from http://www.mysql.com/ MySQL is lightweight and fast. It lacks some of the features of larger, more expensive database servers, such as stored procedures, triggers, and various other things, but it contains most of the functionality needed for most small to medium projects. And, it contains some cool stuff like a regular expression language that can be used in SQL statements."

"Because MySQL is free, and because it is just such a great database, it is the favorite database in use by folks on *nix operating systems--particularly folks with small budgets. And it also runs on Windows."

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