i am planning to make a new website but before i can go on doing it, i need to be sure of some things.the site is going to grow in terms of data being loaded into the database constantly. now, i know that MySQL gets slower as the amount of data increases in a database or was that a thing of the past? i need to know and if i'm right, would suing oracle be better?
suing oracle? lol
depends on how big your database will be. For a couple k of records you don't even need a dedicated server. After a couple m you might need one server for mysql only, and after that you may want to think about multiple servers. Of course this also depends on the number of requests you get, but the best way to find out it to try. And since mysql is a lot cheaper I'd try that first.
What kind of website it is going to be? I think mysql will be enough for you. This forum uses mysql database and works quite simple. You don't need to use oracle unless your website is 10 or more times larger than this forum.