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Benefits of mySQLi driver?

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I did a fresh install today and noticed the choice of using either the traditional mySQL driver or mySQLi driver. I am curious if anyone has used the mySQLi driver and found there to be any performance benefits.

Thanks for any info.

Bob
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Wel, looks like they have been no brave souls to test the mySQLi driver. Am I correct that it is as simple as changing the db_type in the config editor to mysqli? If so, I may test this out on  my development site.

I'd still like to hear from anybody who has already tested or is using the mySQLi driver. It doesn't look like ocPortal is taking advantage of any of its features yet but I read a couple of places that it should be a bit faster than the traditional driver. Of course, you can't believe everything you read online.

Bob

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I'd stick to 'mysql'. It's the one we use by default when developing/testing.

mysqli will be slightly faster, but developers would only notice if hand coding snippets of PHP into HTML pages (i.e. bare bones coding, night and day performance profile compared to a CMS).


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Gotcha. Will stay with the tried and true.

Thanks for the reply.

Bob
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