I have been told that it would be possible for me to write an applet for
my website that has access to an access database or similar. I am unsure
if this is true can anyone help out?
Bearing in mind I have no control over the hosting server (standard BT Internet
Re: Access Database
"Gav" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>I have been told that it would be possible for me to write an applet for
>my website that has access to an access database or similar. I am unsure
>if this is true can anyone help out?
>Bearing in mind I have no control over the hosting server (standard BT Internet
Web hosting services that support databases, typically state that clearly
in their offerings. Lots of the less expensive ones, don't.
Try using a search engine on "web hosting" -- probably a third of the hits
will advertise database access. For instance, my hoster, interland.com,
does offer it, although I haven't tried it (too busy doing it 8 hours a day
Also, if you really do want to go with MS Access, you'll probably need to
go with a hosting service that offers NT/IIS-based hosting, as opposed to
Unix-based. There are similar databases (MySQL, mSQL) in the Unix world,
so you'll have options on either server type.
Of course, you'll need a way to call the database from your HTML. Going
Java is powerful, flexible, but involved. I have read a tiny bit about PHP,
an add-on to HTML, that connects it to MySQL. Looks like a simpler approach
for small-to-medium databases.
Good luck! <M>
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