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Splitting large files

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Recently we had the opportunity to take a project that someone else had developed.  Our part of the project was to add some functionality and speed up the load time on pages.  Simple enough.  The hard part was dealing with some data.  The previous developer used XML as a database holder. This is not the bad part, because for small things, XML can serve a very much faster approach to using MySQL or any other similar type of database.

The problem came in the fact that the XML file began to grow and grow on every update through their admin dashboard.  So big, in fact, that the XML database file was close to 20MB in size.
File Splitter, a freeware program which does not require installation and can be used to split files to multiple chunks as well as to merge multiple chunks into a single file.  This was incredible, we were able to split the file, edit all links in the split files and then repackage it back into one file.

Of course, we structured things to not have to pull a 20MB file whenever pulling information, but we hoped we could get out a message about file splitter and how great it is.

You can download file splitter at www.filesplitter.org

File Splitter is a freeware program which does not require installation and can be used to split files to multiple chunks as well as to merge multiple chunks into a single file. **Softpedia guarantees that Free File Splitter 5.0.1189 is 100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.**

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