October 24th, 2011, 07:35 PM
Article Ranking System - PHP, MySQL
I'm starting to develop a website that allows users to rate articles. I am currently stuck with a bit of a problem.
Do I store a rating for each article from each user in a table and query it every time I want to know an articles rating, or I want to know a users average rating?
Do I store these in the article and user tables so that I don't have to query the database as heavily every time I wish to know this data?
I could do both and update the ratings every time a new rating is added. This would mean that the database isn't over-queried every time a user loads a page.
Any insight would be really helpful
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