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    PHP and MySQL won't work on my asp website??

    Asked by drjax on December 13, 2014 at 08:56 AM

    I was about to try learning how to use MySQL when someone told me that I cannot use PHP on my website.  Is this true?  If so, what alternative do I have?


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    Answered by BDAVID on December 13, 2014 at 09:06 PM

    If you have a problem with your website itself, contact your host provider, if you are having issues with your embedded jotform, please explain it in more details, and provide us the URL of the webpage where your form is embedded.

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    Answered by drjax on December 13, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    Ok.  My intention is to create a database to hold info about subscribers.  For example:

    COLUMN                     SOURCE
    Name                          Name
    E-mail                         Email
    Phone_Number          Phone Number
    Type_Subscription      Choose your subscription plan (radio button records Monthly or Annual)
    Password                   Password Generator
    Expiry                         365 days after sign up

    My understanding is that I cannot build this db on my website because the website is asp.  Is this true?  If so, what alternatives do I have?  None of my forms are yet embedded on the website.  That will not be a problem when the time comes.


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    Answered by Ben on December 14, 2014 at 04:41 AM

    Hi Jack,

    As mentioned by my colleague David above, you would need to contact your host in order to get the help in regards to your issues on your website codding and database.

    Since you mention ASP, then yes, you would not be able to use PHP on it, but would instead need to use ASP code, this however does not change anything on the database side, but as mentioned, your host would know better what is available for you under the account that you have with them.

    While similar, the ASP codes are a bit different from PHP codes and PHP has a better learning curve, so if you are not familiar with neither ASP nor PHP programming / scripting you might want to check with your host to see if you can be transferred to PHP hosting instead.

    Best Regards,