If your database server is on a remote server then expect the page to take
even longer to render since it will take time to send the database query
info back and forth between the two servers.

-----Original Message-----
From: olinux [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: June 21, 2002 11:06 AM
To: René_Fournier; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] Can I be an ASP with PHP?

You can connect to remote servers - but i'm guesssing
that this will be a much more difficult route.
Especially with customers that will be on shared
servers (unless you licensed to the hosting

read the manual for mysql_coonect
mysql_connect (server, username, password)


--- René_Fournier <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I have a question to which I'm pretty sure the
> answer will be "no", but
> I would like to hope I'm wrong...
> I've developed a very simple Content Management
> tool--called
> "Europa"--that even retarded monkeys can use to
> change/update text in
> their web site. It's web-based, user-authenticated
> (sessions), and runs
> with PHP4 and MySQL.
> Now, Europa is pretty much plug and play, so long as
> the web site is
> getting its text from a MySQL database. There's a
> web agency in town
> that is interested in Europa for their clients.
> Their clients want to be
> able to easily and quickly update certain elements
> of their site without
> begging some outside webmaster. They would really
> benefit from Europa.
> Problem: I don't want to "sell" Europa, or even
> install it on someone's
> web server for a one-time fee. I've spent a long
> time on this little
> tool, and want to continue to improve it. So, I
> would rather license it
> to companies. They pay a quarterly subscription fee,
> and get to use
> Europa as it continues to grow and improve.  I'm
> just a little worried
> about one thing: If I install Europa on their
> server, and they pay their
> paltry quarterly subscription fee, and then decide
> they don't need any
> updates, I'm screwed. The value of Europa is much
> greater than what I
> want to sell subscriptions to it for (not much--I'm
> not really greedy),
> but I need some kind of control.
> The idea: In order for Joe User to update text on
> his web site, he comes
> to my "Europa" web site, enters his company name,
> user ID, password, and
> clicks Login, and--voilà--he sees a handsome list of
> tables containing
> the text content of his site--which is pulled from a
> MySQL database
> residing on HIS web site's web host.
> And this is the trick: Can PHP somehow fetch MySQL
> data over the
> Internet? Is this possible? If so, is it necessary
> for me to resort to
> new, unknown technologies like XML or SOAP, or can I
> do it with PHP
> alone?
> Thanks for your comments.
> ...Rene
> ---
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