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    Can we use a form created through Jotform for a self hosted server with own database to store the data

    Asked by subhrajyoti on April 22, 2011 at 01:10 PM

    First of all let me put on record my appreciation of the work done by your team. I have been able to create a fairly detailed form without any coding in a relatively small time.


    However, due to my specific requirement I just want to use the form (source code) without availing your backend data storage support (free or paid). Is this allowed?

    Will appreciate a quick response.

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    Answered by DanielGriffin on April 22, 2011 at 01:28 PM

    Hi there,

    Thanks for the good feedback.  Unfortunatly Jotform forms are submitted via the site so if you really need to avoid our servers you would have to opt for a licensed solution.  See this link for more information:


    However if you just want to collect the data yourself and have no problem leaving it on JotForm also, then you can do that by creating a custom thank you page (which would be on your own website)

    and then POSTing the data from the form submission to that page.  See this link for more information on that:




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    Answered by allanftd on April 22, 2011 at 01:29 PM

    Hi subhrajyoti,

    Firstly, thank you for your nice words about JotForm, we're glad that we're able to serve your needs very well.

    Regarding your inquiry on a JotForm hosted solution, we do offer JotForm Licensing Products that will cater to your specific needs. You may want to look at one of our advanced products called JotForm Application. With JotForm Application, you can use JotForm and bring the submissions data straight into your own database server. You have complete control of your data, and you are assured of the security and privacy of all of your collected information.

    To learn more about JotForm Application, please click here. Let us know if you have any other questions or concerns. 

    Thank you for using JotForm!