Web based application

Posted on 2005-04-09
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
Dear Experts,

I am working as a system coordinator position in a management institute, I have a big library in our institute, I want to introduce a web based book search engine for our student in our local lan(Intranet). I am using red hat linux 9.0 for our proxy server. I want to know that is this possible at linux that student serach their reference book from any web browser that means frontend is any web browser and backend should be Mysql? if yes then give me some idea about that. My toatal plan like following

Mysql(Database)===>Apache====>DNS(Intranet)=====>Webbrowser(IE, Netscape etc)
Question by:rana28
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    Expert Comment

    Hi rana28,

    Yes this is possible, you could easly create a web interface like that with a language of your choice
    PHP,or any CGI implementation using Perl,C,Java,Bash

    but i advise you to use PHP which has a lot of MySQL built in functions and is verry well documentated
    and therefore easy to learn

    Best regards,
    Danny Ebbers
    Drakenet IT Solutions

    Author Comment

    Hi Danny

    Thanks for your valuable suggesstion but I want to know so precisely, is there any web link available for this project?
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    Accepted Solution

    most it be free?

    Commericial i found already for ya:
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    Expert Comment



    anyway search you probably find what you want

    Best regards,

    Author Comment

    Dear Experts,

    I  am unable to connect my mysql database from php script, I am using Red Hat Linux 9.0 where the php and mysql are inbuild . I have write the following script for mysql connection, but when I run the scripit the error message  is undefined function mysql_connect()


    $db = mysql_connect("","xxxx","xxxxxxxxx","assets");


    $hyper = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM accounts", $db);

    while ($myrow = mysql_fetch_array($hyper))
    echo $myrow["accid"];
    echo "in the while loop";
    echo $myrow["account"];
    echo $myrow["phone"];
    echo $myrow["contact"];
    echo $myrow["cphone"];


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