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    Can i host my own form?

    Asked by Hanley Hansen on September 21, 2011 at 01:30 PM

    I have been looking for a form builder for a while. I think you guys have exactly what I need but I want to just build the form on your site and then be able to host on my site. What will that cost me? For example, I wanna use your builder and then be able to take my forth with me. Do you guys offer something like that? Or what else do you recommend?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on September 22, 2011 at 04:58 AM

    Hi Hanley,

    First off, thank you for taking interest in our product. The answer to your question is yes. You can take the forms you designed on our Form Builder and host it on your own site. You may need to modify a few information though, such as the form's action URL, so that the data submitted will be sent to your server, not ours.

    To download your form:

    1.  Go to Setup & Embed tab
    2.  Click Embed Form
    3.  Click Source
    4.  Click the download link for your form's source files then save it on your computer

    Hope you find this information useful. Thanks!


    Neil

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    Answered by mdre83 on September 23, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Hi,

    Excellent, I was just about to ask the same thing.

    Please could you advise, the only piece which will need to be reconfigured is the line: var server = "http://jotfor.ms/server.php";

    ..within the location.js file?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by mliz on September 24, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Hi,

    The .js file contains the field validations and error messages. Once you
    open it you will see remarks on the functions and declarations which
    you can find useful in modifying the form according to your needs.

    Please take note that the embed form code by default will contain Jotform's
    action url you need to change this and replace it with your own script.

    [action="http://www.jotform.com/submit.php" ]

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,
    Mliz

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    Answered by compucredit on January 21, 2013 at 09:08 AM

    Hi

    I receive so many complaints from my clients reporting that they get a time out error when trying to submit the form.This of course means that the Jotform server takes longer than what my server would allow.

    Therefore I want to host the form on my server.

    Now I have downloaded the file as shown above but what do I do with it.To which location must I upload the file on my server via my file manager?

    Also, Am I correct when say that I have to do the following:

    1)Upload the Source File to my server

    2)Embed the Source Code and just change the action url [action="http://www.jotform.com/submit.php" ]

    Please advise?

    Thank You

    Stefan Venter

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    Answered by jeanettebmz on January 21, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Hello Stefan

    When it comes to uploading a page to a web server, is the same process, you need to upload the folders and file to the public_html  folder in your cpanel .

    You can even embed the full source code (contained into yourformname.html ) into an HTML page .

    Then look for the action where the submit.php file is and you can change it to your own PHP script file

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    Answered by stormingrobots on November 30, 2016 at 11:57 AM

    What is the fee for this feature - i.e. host my form on my own site. 
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on November 30, 2016 at 02:37 PM

    @stormingrobots Since this thread is quite old, I have moved your request to a thread of its own.  I will address your question in the following thread shortly:

    https://www.jotform.com/answers/1000965