Can we host the form scipts on our server.

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    Mark Harding 
    Asked on February 11, 2014 at 01:44 AM


    I have been asked to look at setting up Jotfom forms on our web site.

    The jotform code examples I have been supplied all lnk back to Jotform website to action the forms and CSS etc..

    Can we host the form scipts on our server, so the form actions on our website even if only via a script on our website that passes on form input to yours.

    The forms as I see are full of off site links to your website, this is not good for our sites SEO.

    Please advise.

    Many Thanks Mark Harding

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    Answered on February 11, 2014 at 02:00 AM

    Yes, you certainly can use the form's source codes as you wish.

    While editing the form, click Setup & Embed, Embed Form, Source, then download the form's files.

    You may also set the form's action to your web script of choice, but I'd like to remind you that once you have customized the form codes, available support will be limited to non-existent, because the functionalities will then be out of JotForm's scope.

    Modifying the codes is a do-it-at-your-own-risk activity.

    Good luck!

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    Mark Harding 
    Answered on February 11, 2014 at 02:10 AM
    New response receivedOk
    I wasn't looking at changing the action url other than hosting the action scrip locally that you use.
    So as not to be seen to be sending lots of clicks to off site urls for SEO purposes. As this would make it seem as if we had paid links or advertising on our site.
    The thing making jot forms attractive to my client is that they can get the form output data into google docs and an excel spreadsheet.
    Will the locally hosted ver on our server do this, if we upgrade / buy it?
    Will the same interface be available for jotform admin, building, that my client now use on your hosted ver.
    Do you have an install service.
    Thanks Mark Harding
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    Answered on February 11, 2014 at 03:29 AM

    Hi Mark,

    I think you're referring to the Jotform App. Yes, you can deploy Jotform App on your own server. Please check this page for more details about the product: If you have questions about it, you can use their contact us page.


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    Mark Harding 
    Answered on February 12, 2014 at 04:50 AM
    New response receivedCan you advise please
    if the jotform app has this required functionality, with the jotform app hosted on our server:
    1. The solution must automatically dynamically connect to Google Docs (just as the monthly subscription service does) so as a form is submitted it appears in a Google sheet. This should be out-of-the-box easy to configure functionality.
    2. The page source code needed on our page to generate the forms should not have any links to (or third parties).
    Will we need to set up a database for them?
    Thanks Mark Harding
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    Answered on February 12, 2014 at 05:12 AM

    Hello Mark,

    As far as I know, the integration features are not available in the JotForm app. Please check the following URL for the demo app and I believe this is what you get: and unfortunately there is not integration feature included. 

    1. That mean the google docs functionality is not available in the JotForm app.

    2. JotForm application comes with complete source code so you will be able to customize it with your own design, add new features or disable any existing features.

    3. Yes you will need to setup a database for the JotForm app to work.

    Please be noted that we are not trained to answer your question on related to JotForm App or JotForm engine. Please direct all your queries to

    Thank you!