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    2 Databases for Forum and Comments?

    Hey everyone! I would like to know if I would need to create 2 separate MySQL databases if I am hosting a forum, and also implementing a comments script on my website to store comments.

    Would using one MySQL database for both functions (forum and comments) be fine? Or would they conflict in some way? I already have the forum set up, now I just need to put a comments script onto my website for my visitors to discuss my blogging entries I have there.

    Btw, the comments script I am talking about is the one by Scripts Mill (http://www.scriptsmill.com/comments.html)

    Thanks!
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    Why do you need to add an extra database for the same site? You could add the required tables to your existing database.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abduraooft View Post
    Why do you need to add an extra database for the same site? You could add the required tables to your existing database.
    I have no idea. I have no web development experience?

    I just thought having 2 databases would make my site easier to maintain. I'm gonna assume it would be safe then.

    Thanks!

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    your data is related and thus belongs in one database.

    using two databases would make things more difficult to maintain as well.


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