ColdFusion + database use
Posted on 2003-12-05
I have just obtained some free CFMX hosting through cfdeveloper.co.uk and they provide me with a choice of database options. MySQL, Access, SQL Server 7 and SQL Server 2000 as well as MS Excel and a basic text option.
The version of CFMX that I am using for development is Standard and understand that these databases are supported.
Which database would do you think would be the better one to use? I am looking to develop an online car rental system and need a good management structure, robustness as well as usabiltiy and efficiency. Ideally I would use Oracle 9i to develop this application but this isnt supported witihin the Standard version of CF.
Accessibility to any of these databases is not a problem as I am developing this application through my unversity but dont think that Access, Excel or the text version will be adequate for the size application that i am developing.I have no experience in any of the other Microsoft products and only limited experience using MySQL.
Many thanks for your advice and help.