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PHP 5 Power Programming by Derick Rethans, Stig Sæther Bakken, Andi Gutmans

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6.3. SQLite

PHP 5 introduced a new bundled and, by default, an available “database” engine called SQLite.

6.3.1. SQLite Strengths and Weaknesses

This section describes the characteristics of SQLite compared to other DBMSes.

6.3.1.1. Strength: Self-Contained, No Server Required

SQLite does not use a client/server model. It is embedded in your application, and only requires access to the database files. This makes integrating SQLite into other applications easier because there is no dependency on an external service.

6.3.1.2. Strength: Easy to Get Started

Setting up a new database with SQLite is easy and requires no intervention from system administrators.

6.3.1.3. Strength: Bundled with PHP 5

The entire SQLite engine is bundled with PHP 5. There ...

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