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LastLine
Apr 2, 2007, 10:08 AM
Ok, so I'm looking to host a site for a friend, and I have some basic needs.

Low cost: Sub 50 for the year (or equivalent for each year if a multiple year contract)
URL included preferably - hopefully something simple, .org, .org.uk, .co.uk are ideal.
MS Access database support - because I don't know SQL.
PHP support.


Umm that is about it I think...any thoughts? :)


Alternatively, how can I set up a web server on my mac? :)



epochblue
Apr 2, 2007, 10:12 AM
Low cost: Sub 50 for the year (or equivalent for each year if a multiple year contract)
URL included preferably - hopefully something simple, .org, .org.uk, .co.uk are ideal.
MS Access database support - because I don't know SQL.
PHP support.

You should be able to find all of that, although the MS Access might a hard one to find.

I started a thread like this recently and got lots of great feedback. Here's a link to that thread; you might start there: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=289328

tutubibi
Apr 2, 2007, 10:22 AM
PHP and MS Access are unusual combination. PHP is usually offered on Linux based hosting while Access is exclusive for Windows based hosting.

It's usually PHP/MySQL and ASP/Access.

LastLine
Apr 2, 2007, 11:08 AM
The asp is best avoided for me.

Reason I'm looking for this combination is simply because it's what I've been taught so far. I don't have any knowledge of SQL - how easy is it to learn? Ditto for ASP.

epochblue
Apr 2, 2007, 11:16 AM
Yes, SQL is pretty easy to learn. MySQL integrates extremely well (and easily) with PHP.

Most of the info you'll need can be found on the web, just a Google search away.

zimv20
Apr 2, 2007, 11:28 AM
OP -- find a site that offers phpmyadmin (it's common), that's a gui frontend to mysql. it has tools that can help you put together an sql statement, run it, then translate it to the php equivalent.

epochblue
Apr 2, 2007, 11:29 AM
OP -- find a site that offers phpmyadmin (it's common), that's a gui frontend to mysql. it has tools that can help you put together an sql statement, run it, then translate it to the php equivalent.

Of course, you may not learn SQL particularly well with something else writing it for you ;)