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JotForm is a free online form builder which helps you create online forms without writing a single line of code. No sign-up required.

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    Does the data input from the form reside on your server or mine?

    Asked by Darrell Carver  on February 06, 2016 at 09:23 PM

    When I copy the code to my page which is running on a different host server than yours, does the data re-direct to your server, or is it stored in a file on my server (and of course also emailed to me)?

    I am currently changing host providers. My current host supports Frontpage, and it's forms, but the new one doesn't support Frontpage. So I assume I will have to develop new pages. Below is the link to my current forms. Click the "Join Us" menu option.

    Page URL:

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Jan on February 07, 2016 at 08:19 AM

    When you use the form source code, you'll have control on the HTML, CSS and JS of your form. However, once you click the submit button, JotForm will be the one who will process the submission with the use of post method/backend programming and database.

    The process is once the user submitted the form, the data will be sent to our server first. After that, an email will be sent to the recipient through the email notifications.

    Creating this function on your own website requires programming like PHP and database like MySQL. The code we provide only contains the HTML, CSS and Javascript.

    Let us know if you need any clarifications. Thank you.