MySQL vs SQlite

Discussion in 'Bukkit Discussion' started by robotnikthingy, Feb 11, 2013.

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    Hi, i was wondering if there were any advantages of using SQlite over MySQL. Right now my server provider provides everyone their own MySQL database, so i wondering if i should take advantage of that to save a little space on my server, but i need to know hich of the 2 is better overall, and what the advantages and disadvantages of both of them are
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    lDucks Retired Staff

    Sqlite is preinstalled with Bukkit, while MySQL is not. I recommend using MySQL, easier to read and manage. Sqlite is easier to duplicate. They're pretty much the same thing, just pick one you like.
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    Lolmewn Retired Staff

    Meh, they're both databases. SQLite is easier to transport over since it's in a file (usually in the plugin's folder), but MySQL is also fairly easy.
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    Also, would a MySQL database on a different server help take the load off of the server running minecraft? Mainly im trying to increase free space and performance of the server
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    lDucks Retired Staff

    Wouldn't make much of a difference, in fact it may take longer for your server to try and grab data across the Internet
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    SQLite will probably be faster for small databases.
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    Don't forget the web / game server interaction advantage with MySQL. Probably using the wrong wording but what I mean is that with MySQL you can show real time stats on your website from in game things such as McMMO stats, various economies, PvP stats, Core Protect Interfaces for your staff etc...

    As far as I know you can't do this with SQLite, correct me if I am wrong.
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