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    Gav Guest

    Access Database


    Hi All,

    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 space).

    Cheers Gav

  2. #2
    Mike Guest

    Re: Access Database


    "Gav" <gavin.metcalfe@btinternet.com> wrote:
    >
    >Hi All,
    >
    >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 space).
    >
    >Cheers Gav


    Gav --
    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
    at work!).

    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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