Pls explain how to grab text from a website
Posted on 2008-10-17
Total new to programming language
Linux web hosting
I will hire someone to achieve this task.
I plan to grabs some texts and images from a classified website.
I need to know how things work so that I can explain to programmers what I need to achieve.
The programmer will need to create an automated tool.
The main page of the website are updated every few minutes with new listing.
The tool will need to click on each of this listing, and grab Topic, Description, Image etc from the listing and put into a database... The tool will also need to check the main page for un-grab listing hourly.
a, Is this call data parsing?
b, what programming language are commonly used to create the tool? Can php be use?
c, once the programmer create the codes, I will put the files in my linux web server and run it myself . Is this alright?
d, the tool will grab the data and put in MYSQL?
Did I left out anything that worth mentioning?
Your details explanation is much appreciated.