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    Is there any way to host the script files on another server?

    Asked by weborigination on April 28, 2010 at 09:12 PM
    Here's why I ask...  I have several clients that host their website on their own servers.  (IE: I do not host their website.)  As such, I find it very difficult to charge them a monthly fee just for processing their forms.  I guess this is probably a stupid question, as I'm sure you would not give out your proprietary information.  I'm just trying to figure out how I can create websites with forms (for JotForm) for my clients who I get a one-time fee for building their site, but no monthly money from.

    I don't want to get in a position where I create a website for a customer who ends up having a lot of traffic and then I have to pay extra monthly fees for processing their forms.

    Any suggestions from JotForm staff or other web designers would be wonderful.  (IE: Is it "acceptable" to charge a monthly fee to customers for processing their forms?  I don't know of any companies who would advertise this fact and I can certainly see that being a deal breaker for someone who, for instance, has a HostGator account and is only paying $4.95 per month for web hosting.)

    Thank you.
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    Answered by aytekin on April 30, 2010 at 03:06 AM
    It is not possible to host the script on your own site. Since JotForm has so many features. (ie: 40 field types) it is not possible to provide such a simple script. In fact for many the advantage of JotForm is its easiness and no need for maintenance. There are many formmail scripts but they are difficult to setup and they can break easily.

    You should probably create an account for your client and switch this account to them when you complete the site. They probably will not go over 100 submissions/month.