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    Access App on Web (2003)

    We're doing a website which uses an Access 2003 database as a back-end, driven by ASP web pages. Data entry is done locally a standard Access interface, so it's output only. It's a split database, and we plan to put only the back-end data on the web. We are about to switch to a new hosting service, and the one I prefer uses all Apache web servers.

    Here's the question: Will this work as a data source on an Apache web server, or do I have to host this app on a Windows platform? Does ASP require a Windows platform?

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    Re: Access App on Web (2003)

    Just to clarify - are you talking about Classic ASP or ASP.NET?

    There are several options for running Classic ASP on Apache. Just Google for Apache ASP and you'll find what you need to get started.

    As far as I know, the .NET framework is limited to Windows only. So if you're using ASP.NET, you'll need a Windows-based host. Also, be sure to clarify the .NET version (1.x or 2.0) with your host, if you end up back in the Windows realm.

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    Re: Access App on Web (2003)

    Apache on Linux or Apache on Windows? I suggest asking the potential host for its documentation on ASP-ADO and/or ASP-ODBC applications on the hosting plan you plan to buy. If they tell you it isn't supported -- shared hosting sometimes does not allow you to install unsupported executables or server modules -- then you would be better off choosing other hosting. Unless you want to convert the application. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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