How do I ????
Okay this may be too complex a question.
I want to start a database on a web site. I have limited DB knowledge(am working on that) and pretty good HTML. I don't know any of the popular web publishing( hot dog, frontpage, but I do know HTML) I have no clue where to begin with linking a database to a website..any tips or pointers?
My goal is to have a web page that will accept CC payments thru a secure server for a business. I know I am not going to do this overnight, nor will I get all the info I need thru this thread, but I just want feedback and opinions.
I don't know about making secure sites for credit cards, etc., but you can always go through PayPal for credit card transactions, it will make things very easy.
But to connect to a database, you might want to look at setting up an ASP server, and using FrontPage to do the coding. Other than that, you can technically make a Java applet to connect to a DB, but I believe the client side would have to have policies set to to do this on an applet.
Other than that, I'm sure there is someone else here, i.e., qball who can suggest a freeware language in which you can write a script to connect to a DB.
that is very ambious! I wouldn't even contemplate trying to write my own credit card validating script, the security implications are just too imense.
To connect to a database you need to use ASP or a similar language. ASP needs a Windows NT/2000 running IIS to serve its pages but it still quite good.
I am more clueless than I thougth because I don't even know what ASP is. With that said I was not going to write my own script for CC, just wanted to get a DB set up tp be able to accept CC and give out user names and accept passwords. Not for a porn site... in case that question is being wondered.
And I Don't want t o ask Qball, cuz he done tore into someone else for asking a better question than mine and I like my **** just the way it is and don't want any teethmarks.
ouch!, guess I can be a little rough...
Anyway, be glad to help.
ASP is active server pages:
Now, you want:
That is accomplished two ways. One is something like:
My goal is to have a web page that will accept CC payments thru a secure server for a business.
The other is to actually validate/authorize the card, just like a store does:
I would not even consider the first option...
Also check out:
A point to make is, anybody offering CC auth should provide you with all the DB, HTML, site support you need. The yahoo solution will walk you through the whole site creation/interaction/tech issues (else, I wouldn't use 'em).
Sure, you pay, but this is business. If business good, $50/mth for secure CC services sounds reasonable. Plus, they walk you thru it...
If you wanna learn, do some of the work yourself, you're still gonna have to pay to host the site and for the CC auth service, maybe cheaper, I don't know, exactly.
What do you want to sell, btw. Hopefully tasty cookies.
As far as web and DB, by far the easiest would be PHP and mySQL.
But your still gonna need the CC auth service.
Lastly, how you gonna ship your products?
Okay I am giving up on all that until I finish a little more schooling...lol whether college or onl my own....a few run and cokes sure can make someone ambitious!!!!
Its pretty eazy to get your database started, even for free. If Im correct, in order to have db, you need to start PhpMyAdmin, thats what I did for my forum. There is one free site that offers db 2mb space (I guess its plenty),and than you have to setup your own phpMyAdmin. Or, you could just ask your host and they should have it! Ofcourse, that is if you are paying to a host, and not using server such as tripod ro geocities.com