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Very informative site, and quite helpful in covering those 'philosophical' points that are so often missing. Being a data base newbie I found the whole database selection / installation issue quite intimidating, but lucked out with my eventual choice, the Solid Server from Solid Technologies at http://www.solidtech.com/ . I realize you don't have room to adequately discuss the bejillions of alternative database engines, but in my experience the Solid server has lived up to all it's claims. I was able to get it downloaded, installed, and running in one afternoon, having never even touched a database before. Even while I was debugging the CGI code and force feeding it wretched SQL it never crashed and to date has not ever hiccuped or crashed even once, after about 6 months of abuse. The P-90 it is running on barely notices it. And, in contrast to most all db vendors, they do publish the price, including making a version of it free for Linux.