November 4th, 2011, 06:23 AM
Database bottleneck - MYSQL / Mongo / Other
I am starting to create a website that is focused around getting data from a database. It is basically a community forum style site. I expect there to be a lot of traffic and concurrent users and I am almost certain that the database, if anything, will be the bottleneck.
I was wondering if MongoDB would offer better performance than MySQL with a PHP coded site. It seems that MongoDB is faster, but is only worthwhile in certain situations. Would something like a forum be one of these situations?
November 4th, 2011, 07:09 AM
Originally Posted by spadez
actually, your application language is the bottleneck
how come you aren't asking for alternatives to using php?
November 6th, 2011, 10:54 AM
Im pretty happy with the performance I'm going to achieve with PHP.
What I want to know is, my database is going to be pretty structured and logical. My impression is that the performance of Mongo comes from reading databases which are a bit more scattered and unstructured.
Does this mean, in this instance, im better sticking to MySQL?