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    New to HTML: Comment Box Without MySQL Database

    Hi,
    I am a "kid" and am fairly computer educated. I am currently making a website with notepad (note: I'm poor) and I wanted to make a comment box like the one in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS45Y...eature=related
    However the problem arises when I try to configure the MySQL database with my webserver provider (the person who hosts the site, I'm sorry if I don't know all the terms) and long story short, I cannot have a MySQL database. So my question is: is it possible to make that comment box (or a similar one) work without MySQL database, and just by copy/paste scripts, with only one to two more files to store all the comments? Any help would be spectacular! Anyone who helps deserves Icecream! Thank you in advance.

    Edit: I just realized that this is in the wrong category oops
    Last edited by THENATHE; 06-29-2012 at 06:46 AM. Reason: Realised it was in wrong section

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    who is hosting your website?

    It could be done without MySQL but it's more awkward and more work to
    use a "flat-file" text file. You may want to even question why there should
    be comments. Without a user login, anyone can comment? That means your
    site will be packed with spammers and junk.

    To have a user register/login would again require MySQL.

    So, the question is: Do you want comment boxes just for the fun of it,
    or are the comment boxes required to make your website work properly?

    Maybe you will need a better webhost. You can get webhosting for like $40-50
    a year. That's $4.00 a month? You probably spend more than that for one
    meal at McDonald's.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mlseim View Post
    who is hosting your website?

    It could be done without MySQL but it's more awkward and more work to
    use a "flat-file" text file. You may want to even question why there should
    be comments. Without a user login, anyone can comment? That means your
    site will be packed with spammers and junk.

    To have a user register/login would again require MySQL.

    So, the question is: Do you want comment boxes just for the fun of it,
    or are the comment boxes required to make your website work properly?

    Maybe you will need a better webhost. You can get webhosting for like $40-50
    a year. That's $4.00 a month? You probably spend more than that for one
    meal at McDonald's.


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    If i get spam I will just remove it. And after I looked into it, I can have MySQL, but I don't want it, Instead I'd rather just delete the spammers' posts and such. And T don't eat a McDonald's, as the serve you sh** on a bun.

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    You'll be searching Google for a comment script that uses "flat-file" database.
    That would be plain text files without using MySQL.

    Like this:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=php+...le&btnG=Search

    good luck ... you're in for a wild ride.


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