View Full Version : Filling a page from Database Info

02-24-2003, 05:16 PM
Howdy all,

I'm looking to populate a web page via querying a database. I'm looking for what options/languages I can look at. I've done this before once with Cold Fusion when I was helping someone out. I also know it can be done through FP using ASP.

What other options are there and what is required server-side for them to work? The website is currelty on an Apache/Unix server but I haven't been able to get any other information than that yet.

Any and all ideas would be great.


02-24-2003, 06:10 PM
Oh the options. Well basically you'll need to know 2 things:

1) Server side processing available

2) Database available

Options for 1 can be:
ASP, ASP.net, PERL, PHP, JSP, Servlets, + more

Options for 2 can be:
Access, MySQL, SQL Server, DB2, Oracle, Postgre, + more

You can pretty much pick anything from 1 to work with anything on 2, but some of the more common combos are:

PHP + mySQL (for UNIX)
ASP + Access / SQL Server (for Windows)