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- Q: MySQL databases on cheap hosting servies
- Al Dykes
December 25, 2005, 12:33 am
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Godaddy, in my case, sells me a service that includes MySQL databases
but when I set one up it requires that the DB name be unique (I guess
across all customers on that server). This is a suprise. Right now
that is a minor PITA for the code I'm trying to set up.
Is this normal for cheap hosting services?
Sorry if this is OT.
a d y k e s @ p a n i x . c o m
Don't blame me. I voted for Gore.
Re: Q: MySQL databases on cheap hosting servies
From the safety of the PANIX -- Public Access Networks Corp. cafeteria
It's normal in a shared environment. Heck, an RDBMS engine needs a unique
identifier for your database no matter what. It may run like this ...
server|IP:instance-id:db-name but whatever it has to be unique.
AIUI most shared hosts stick your account id on the front (or back) of the
db name you choose to ensure uniqueness.
Perfectly On Topic so far as I can tell.
Can you imagine the chaos if 1000 people all wanted to call their db
"phpbb"? Still it would make for some interesting cross-fertilisation in
the forums :)
Save the drama
for your Mama.
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