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Old 01-24-2005, 09:32 PM   #1
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creating a webform to populate a database

I have a bunch of information that I could put into a database.
What I'm looking at doing is creating the database fields and then create a webpage to populate the database.

I see no reason why this can't be done. Only problem I have is of right now.
1. I'm using Fedora on a drive and I have a new install of Suse 9.2 on another drive.

My wife has XP but I think I'd like to create this on my linux computers instead of XP.

On XP I suppose I'd use access and then .... dreamweaver, ASP? To create the database and webpage and server stuff?????

I have NO earthly idea on what to do with Linux in this regard. I guess it'd be Mysql and whatever one uses to make webpages with linux?.... text editor? oh and then a server to serve the webpages????

If anyone has a couple of links for me that I could read and study and follow along... Maybe i can learn something.

Thank you guys for your help.
Old 01-25-2005, 06:53 AM   #2
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Generally, for this type of application you want to go with the LAMP structure. (LAMP = Linux Apache Mysql PHP, Perl, Python) You got linux, apache, and mysql. You just have to figure out what P you want to use to "glue" your web data to mysql.

Any of the three will do and its a matter of preference which one you use. PHP is probably the most widely used for this type of application so I'd go with that.

Check out for some resources on the LAMP platform.
Old 01-25-2005, 07:41 PM   #3
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Thank you

Thank you for the pointers on the LAMP thing. I'll mosey over there and take a look and see what I can learn.

Right now my computer is in the process of installing suse 9.2 so as soon as that's done I'll hop on there and get it going.

Thanks again for you pointers.

Doug Gentry.

any personal references or comments about any PHP learning sites?
I'm always looking for reading information to learn amd grow.
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