joined:Sept 22, 2009
I have a social networking site programmed from the ground up in PHP/MySQL using 1 Database.
I would like to add a Forum to the site and have looked at the different PHP Forum Classes available at phpclasses.org and the open-source solutions available at sourceforge.net.
I haven't decided which solution to use (and I'm open to suggestions), but I was wondering if I should install the forum within the current (and only) Database of my site as new Tables or as a completely new Database with its own independent Tables?
In other words, when is it a good idea to forgo the main DB of your site and create a new DB for a new feature?