Searchable database on Home Page

Posted on 1998-04-26
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Last Modified: 2013-12-25
I would like to place a database on my home page on the internet and allow others to search it.  I have access to perl 5.003 and my cgi-bin directories.  What is the best way to accomplish this?  What database is best and how is it best accessed?
Question by:donb1
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jaked earned 150 total points
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It depends how big the database needs to be. If it's small (~100 rows, say), the best way would be to just use a flat text file, and do the searching in your Perl script. This is very easy to implement.

If it's large, the best free database is mysql, at


There is a Perl module you can use to access a mysql database. However, you may have some trouble getting your ISP to let you run it. There are some ISPs that have a supported mysql installation you can use, so you might want to investigate that.

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