I need to store many long text strings to a MySQL database. I have very little experience with them (I've only used them for authentication). Is there a maximum number of characters (or bytes) that a database can store in one field? Some of the strings could be over 5000 characters, with over a hundred of them at any given time. Maybe there's a better way to do this? I really can't split them up very easily, I guess if I had to I could but that just allows more room for errors. Anybody have any suggestions?