Storing form data

I need help storing form data into a simple database (list)

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Storing form data

Posted 28 July 2006 - 08:33 PM

I am a web master for a non-profit organization. I use html and javascript for all of the coding. So far, the site has been an entirely passive source of information. The site has been successful in its limited scope. I want to add some new features. I would like to allow visitors to submit questions, to add their names to be on our mailing list and to enroll for membership using the site. I do not know how to do this yet. I would like to be pointed in the right direction. The website is for the National Alliance on Mental Illness for Bergen County New Jersey. The URL is

namibergen.org

I would be grateful for some advice as to the best way to go about this.

Don Elliott
New Jersey

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 09:51 PM

Well it mainly depends on what kind of server-side scripting your hosts provides.
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Posted 29 July 2006 - 06:40 PM

I asked the host support team the same question that I have posted. Their advice was to search for a script that would have the same functionality that I was looking for. On the host's webpage, they say they offer the following:

SMTP, POP3, IMAP Servers
UNIX-based
Online Control Panel (screenshot)
Custom 404 Page
PERL, PHP4, PHP5, Python, Ruby and TCL
Reseller Program
24/7 Tech Support
FrontPage Extensions
Personal CGI-BIN
Server Side Includes (SSI)
Graphical Hit Counter
Pre-Installed Scripts
Can Host ANY Domain
WAP Support
Web Site Statistics

Does that answer your question? If the best approach involves learning a new language, I am in favor of that.

Don Elliott
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Posted 30 July 2006 - 07:14 AM

I read the w3schools php introduction. I tried a Hello World scripts and uploaded it to my website. It ran.

From reading other posts in your forums, I gather that PHP coupled with MySQL is a possible solution for me. Do you agree?
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Posted 30 July 2006 - 03:00 PM

It is, but if you wished you could use the cgi-bin, ruby, or whatever TCL is.

It's totally up to you.
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