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I have a hosting company that supports the PHP but does not have my sql or
any database support.
WIll PHP allow me to read and write to a text file as an alternative to
databases?

THanks
Jul 20 '05 #1
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Harry wrote:
I have a hosting company that supports the PHP but does not have my sql or
any database support.
WIll PHP allow me to read and write to a text file as an alternative to
databases?


I suspect you'll get more useful answers in one of the newsgroups
devoted to php.

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Brian (follow directions in my address to email me)
http://www.tsmchughs.com/

Jul 20 '05 #2
"Harry" <co******@mindspring.com> wrote in
news:2%**********************@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv. net:
I have a hosting company that supports the PHP but does not have my
sql or any database support.
WIll PHP allow me to read and write to a text file as an alternative
to databases?


Yes. For example, take a look at fopen()
http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.fopen.php

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Dave Patton
Canadian Coordinator, Degree Confluence Project
http://www.confluence.org/
My website: http://members.shaw.ca/davepatton/
Jul 20 '05 #3
Harry wrote:
I have a hosting company that supports the PHP but does not have my
sql or any database support.
WIll PHP allow me to read and write to a text file as an alternative
to databases?

THanks


It is possible, but also consider moving to a host that does provide (and
understand) MySQL.

Regards,

Pete.
--

Peter Connolly | Macromedia Certified Dreamweaver MX Developer
http://www.acutecomputing.co.uk
Derby
UK

Jul 20 '05 #4

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