ASP, CGI and PHP Scripts and Record-Locking: What Every Webmaster Needs To Know
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Many of us install server-side (ASP, CGI or PHP) scripts on our web sites, and many of this scripts store data on the server.However, poorly designed scripts can experience performance
problems and sometimes even data corruption on busy (and not so
busy) web sites.
If you're not a programmer, why should this matter to you?
Answer: Even if you're just installing and using server-side
scripts, you'll want to make sure that the scripts that you
choose don't randomly break or corrupt your data.
First, some examples of the types of scripts which store data on
web servers include:
(Of course, many scripts in each of these (and other) categories
are well-designed, and run perfectly well even on very busy web
1. Follow-up autoresponders typically store the list of
subscribers to the autoresponder, as well where in the sequence
of messages, each subscriber is. Examples of autoresponder
2. Classified ad scripts store (at least) a list of all the
classified ads placed by visitors. Examples of this type of
3. Free for all links scripts store a list of all links posted by
visitors. See some example scripts listed at: http://www.scriptcavern.com/scr_ffa.php
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