Write and read posts from users

Hi, I am trying to create a "Database" or "blog" to simply add 'comments' or 'posts' from users, but I don't want to create a database. I would prefer using something like xml, php or similar. I am using html with bootstrap. I just want the user to post a comment, and I will save it to a specified file. The information to be written and retrieved from that file would be : date, username, and comment.

I would like to save it , and retrieve it for displaying purposes only (kind of a blog)

I already have a page that sends those user comment to my EMAIL, so I have the input fields already

Tnx for any help and I am open to your suggestions on how to accomplish this task
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Without using a database you will quickly outgrow your solution.  Directory searches with hundreds of files become quickly unmanageable where a database thrives on this.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I wrote my own file-based data system many years ago.  I spent most of the time writing the basic things that are included in database servers.  If you have PHP and MySQL available to you, that will save you an enormous amount of time and headache in the long run.
crescueAuthor Commented:
Tnx Dave, yes I have php and mysql available. May you send me an example of that (read and write from php to mysql from html

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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
This page on php.net has a example code and there are many tutorials on using PHP and MySQL on the internet and quite a few books also.


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