Apache Today: Apache Guide: Apache Authentication, Part 2Jul 31, 2000, 12:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rich Bowen)
[ Thanks to Kevin Reichard for this link. ]
"In this article, I'll talk about using databases for authentication, rather than the standard text-file htpasswd files."
"There are basically three reasons to use a database, rather than a text file, to store data."
"The first reason is speed. Accessing data stored in a database is much faster than accessing data stored in a text file. A database is designed for rapid location of information. A text file, you have to read through each record until you find what you are looking for."