This may seem odd but it is what I want to do.
I have an account on a web server with the usual stuff available, perl, PHP, MYSQL and maybe FP extensions (don't use them so haven't noticed).
What I want to have is a web page where I can input a URL for a file on another web server. My web server will then download this file and then convert it from Binary to ASCII (text) (don't ask) and then make it available for download.
What I would like advice on is the best way to go about achieving this using the tools available to me, to complicate matters I would not call myself overly competent in perl or PHP although I have adjusted many perl scripts over the years as the need arose. Imbedded VBS could be an option as the site will only be accesses with IE but ASP is not an option here due to server config.
I am happy to become competent in perl or PHP if that is the way to go so I'm not afraid learning a new skill, my current areas of expertise are in TSQL and VB at the moment.
Any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated.