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Is there an online text database without server components

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This may be a bit OT, although is such a thing exists, there is probably a
way to connect an access form...

I have a relatively small amount of data that I want to put up on the
Internet in a relational database. It has to be read/write.

I don't want to have to go to a new host to do this because its just a small
project, and my current host hasn't been able to get anything up and
running.

I've been poking around with VB, trying to create a random access file, but
I can't seem to connect to an FTP or HTTP site for anything other that
upload and download.

Does anybody have a recommendation for a database, or just a methodology,
that is able to login to an ftp site for read/write access?

Thanks!

Daven
Nov 13 '05 #1
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As I understand it, the Internet is designed to be an upload-download
process, not a live interaction.
So I don't think you're going to find what you describe.

That certainly doesn't mean that you can't manipulate data over the
Internet.
It just means that you have to do the manipulations on the server, and only
use your browser as a relatively thin client.
If your server is running WindowsNT or higher, it should support IIS
Extensions, which means you can use classic ASP.
If it's not a Windows server, there are other options with names like PERL
and PHP, which are not in my personal toolkit. You'll probably get better
advice about them in newsgroups whose names don't include Microsoft.

HTH
"Daven Thrice" <da*********@NOyahooSPAM.com> wrote in message
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This may be a bit OT, although is such a thing exists, there is probably a
way to connect an access form...

I have a relatively small amount of data that I want to put up on the
Internet in a relational database. It has to be read/write.

I don't want to have to go to a new host to do this because its just a small project, and my current host hasn't been able to get anything up and
running.

I've been poking around with VB, trying to create a random access file, but I can't seem to connect to an FTP or HTTP site for anything other that
upload and download.

Does anybody have a recommendation for a database, or just a methodology,
that is able to login to an ftp site for read/write access?

Thanks!

Daven

Nov 13 '05 #2

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"MacDermott" <ma********@nospam.com> wrote
If your server is running WindowsNT or higher, it should support IIS
Extensions, which means you can use classic ASP.
If it's not a Windows server, there are other options with names like PERL
and PHP, which are not in my personal toolkit. You'll probably get better
advice about them in newsgroups whose names don't include Microsoft.


I think you're right, that http/ftp servers allow for upload and download
but not editing. I've been having difficulty in getting what I want out of
my hosting company. I guess if they don't get it together over the next few
days, I'll just have to go with another place. (Gee, after I prepaid a year
with the first place. Oh well!)

I've been poking around Access quite a bit. Its a damn good front-end, IMHO.

Thanks,

Daven
Nov 13 '05 #3

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Does your hosting company also create your website for you? That is not
usually the case -- usually they provide a server to which you can FTP
(upload) pages of various kinds, at least HTML pages, and may also provide
support for databases, shopping carts, etc. But usually it is up to you, or
a web designer/implementer that you hire, to create and upload your own
website.

Not "defending" your ISP, but just cautioning that getting another may not
accomplish what you are asking about here.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP
"Daven Thrice" <da*********@NOyahooSPAM.com> wrote in message
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"MacDermott" <ma********@nospam.com> wrote
If your server is running WindowsNT or higher, it should support IIS
Extensions, which means you can use classic ASP.
If it's not a Windows server, there are other options with names like PERL and PHP, which are not in my personal toolkit. You'll probably get better advice about them in newsgroups whose names don't include Microsoft.
I think you're right, that http/ftp servers allow for upload and download
but not editing. I've been having difficulty in getting what I want out of
my hosting company. I guess if they don't get it together over the next

few days, I'll just have to go with another place. (Gee, after I prepaid a year with the first place. Oh well!)

I've been poking around Access quite a bit. Its a damn good front-end, IMHO.
Thanks,

Daven

Nov 13 '05 #4

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Larry's points are well taken.

Also -
yes, Access is a great RAD tool for front-ends, but be aware that there
is no good way to use it directly over the Internet.
"Daven Thrice" <da*********@NOyahooSPAM.com> wrote in message
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"MacDermott" <ma********@nospam.com> wrote
If your server is running WindowsNT or higher, it should support IIS
Extensions, which means you can use classic ASP.
If it's not a Windows server, there are other options with names like PERL and PHP, which are not in my personal toolkit. You'll probably get better advice about them in newsgroups whose names don't include Microsoft.
I think you're right, that http/ftp servers allow for upload and download
but not editing. I've been having difficulty in getting what I want out of
my hosting company. I guess if they don't get it together over the next

few days, I'll just have to go with another place. (Gee, after I prepaid a year with the first place. Oh well!)

I've been poking around Access quite a bit. Its a damn good front-end, IMHO.
Thanks,

Daven

Nov 13 '05 #5

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"Larry Linson" <bo*****@localhost.not> wrote in message
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Does your hosting company also create your website for you? That is not
usually the case -- usually they provide a server to which you can FTP
(upload) pages of various kinds, at least HTML pages, and may also provide
support for databases, shopping carts, etc. But usually it is up to you,
or
a web designer/implementer that you hire, to create and upload your own
website.

Not "defending" your ISP, but just cautioning that getting another may not
accomplish what you are asking about here.


Some of these things, I think, are not in direct line with what they've done
before. For example, they had difficulty in getting myphpadmin up and
running for me, but they did it. In fact, they've gone out of their way to
help. I can be frustrated, but I can't complain about these guys. Still,
though, after more than a week, I still can't attach to a database on their
site through ODBC. They claim to be database host providers, and they want
to be, but they haven't the experience.

I've found some reasonably priced companies who appear to have some
experience. Unfortunately, I'm using a mish-mash of tools. Otherwise, I'd
probably be able to find a host through Microsoft. I imagine they have some
sort of certification program.

Thanks!

Mike
Nov 13 '05 #6

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Does your host not offer MySql or PostgreSQL? Many hosts offer that now in
even the medium--cheap plans.

On Thu, 25 Nov 2004 21:20:36 -0800, "Daven Thrice"
<da*********@NOyahooSPAM.com> wrote:
This may be a bit OT, although is such a thing exists, there is probably a
way to connect an access form...

I have a relatively small amount of data that I want to put up on the
Internet in a relational database. It has to be read/write.

I don't want to have to go to a new host to do this because its just a small
project, and my current host hasn't been able to get anything up and
running.

I've been poking around with VB, trying to create a random access file, but
I can't seem to connect to an FTP or HTTP site for anything other that
upload and download.

Does anybody have a recommendation for a database, or just a methodology,
that is able to login to an ftp site for read/write access?

Thanks!

Daven


Nov 13 '05 #7

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