Good afternoon experts.
I have been programming in PHP for a couple of years now so I have a pretty basic understanding of the language and how it works. However I have come into a little road block.
Basically, I am dealing with a database that has over 3 million rows in it, there are 4 main columns in the database, they are POST_TITLE, POST_DATE, POST_CONTENT & POST_AUTHOR.
I need to be able to search quickly through this database for key words.
For example if a user wants to search through the post_title column of the database, and display results i.e. if they searched for Bon Jovi and I had 300 rows in that database with Bon Jovi in the title, then It would find them.
I know that I could use something like SELECT * FROM DB WHERE POST_TITLE LIKE '%Bon Jovi%' and be shown some results, but I never really thing the "Like" in MySQL was very acurate, and I have no doubt that that would be slow.
So do I need to create an index of key words in a seperate table for each post or something???
How do I quickly and easily search through a database that size?