I want to store settings for different users for a web portal system. These settings can be such as what modules to be displayed on home page, for example. I am considering the following options:
1) Using cookies (not very feasible; settings need to be remained intact if a user is accessing the portal from a different computer)
2) Using sessions (similar restrictions apply as cookies)
3) Using dummy files on the server (any problems?)
4) Using database (any problems?)
I would appreciate if you guys can share your insights with me. Also, please do let me know if you want me to clarify anything.