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    Serial Publisher silver trophy aspen's Avatar
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    I have alot of competitors, but really only one is a database driven site. So it has occured to me that I could license my content out to my competitors for a monthly subscription rate.

    My problem however is how to do this.

    I'd want to charge monthly so I would not want to give them a copy of the database, simply create for them a user account and allow them access.

    But how do I do that and maintain security? Only allowing select queries and somehow disabling straight data dumps.

    If I could do this I think it'd be a good revenue source - the question is can it be done?

    Maybe I could just write a script the supples the content from the DB that they can then take and parse. Who knows.
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    Database Jedi MattR's Avatar
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    VIEWs help immensely with this. But I don't think MySQL supports them -- try looking at the GRANT / REVOKE syntax in MySQL.


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