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    Feel my RewiredMind KMxRetro's Avatar
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    Hi there,
    I'm currently using PHPAds on my site and was wondering if it's the best free PHP advertisment manager.

    Is PHP/MySQL the best way to serve ad banners or does CGI do a better job? I was concerned about PHPAds as to show a simple ad banner on a page, it requires three files to be...well...required on the page that needs the banner.

    Thought this may hit performance somewhat, but I'm not sure.

    Any thoughts?

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    PHP is definitely going to be better than CGI.

    You see with CGI the server needs to start a new process for every request. If you've got alot of traffic then the server gets really bogged down.
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    Aha,
    Didn't know that. Looks like I'll be sticking with PHPAds for the minute then.

    Thanks very much,
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    http://www.dot-banner.com is another php/mysql ad script


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    I know of one that doesn't require include files, its Admentor from http://www.aspcode.net but its for Asp & Access or Sql Server. You can either use Javascript (and serve ads to websites not on your server) or use an include file to serve ads on your server.

    You need an NT Host to run it, but its excellent. It served about 4 million ads for me one month using Sql Server and it never let me down. If you are selling advertising space on your site, you can also create accounts for your clients where they can view stats, etc.

    Hope this helps.
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    Have you tried phpAds-New? It's much better than phpads. Its handling 2M imps/month well on my site.

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpadsnew/

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    I had a problems with phpAds and phpAd_new.

    They would both never display an add on the specified pages..

    Very weird, i might buy one though.....

    Sitepoint, what ad manager do you use?

    Peter

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