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  • vBulletin + IIS/MSSQL

    Is it a lot of effort making vBulletin run with MSSQL? I have a Windows server with php installed, but not mysql.

  • #2
    Yes, it would take an extreme amount of effort to make vBulletin run with MSSQL, because it is not designed to. I'd highly suggest running vBulletin with mysql, which does run in a windows enviorment.

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    • #3
      How much mysql-specific sql is there throughout vB?

      Edit: I know mysql runs on Windows, but I want to avoid it mostly because I've not installed/configured/secured/maintained mysql before.

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      • #4
        Uh, vBulletin is written and optmized for MySQL specificly, its a mysql program. Someone spent several months porting it to PGSQL, I would imagine it would take time and serrious dedicated to re-write vBulletin for MSSQL.

        It would be signiifcantly easier to just use mysql, on all aspects. Installing, configuring secureing and maintaing mysql is easier.

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        • #5
          I chickened out and bought a seperate hosting account to stick vB on (which I've bought a license for now )

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ben_
            I chickened out and bought a seperate hosting account to stick vB on (which I've bought a license for now )
            Nice! you won't regret it, and as stated - MySQL is superior IMO, cheaper and more stable than MsSQL.

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            • #7
              I have one other question. Is it okay to remove "Powered by vBulletin" from the page title (not the footer)?

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              • #8
                Yes.
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                • #9
                  perhaps vb should do what most serious php developers do these days.... db abstraction

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