small client for user accounts on online database


im trying to create a small app in delphi to let a user create an account on my website and database and all the registration stuff for a user. i want to be able to :

check if the user is online or not.
check if the account is expired or active.
display the number of users online.

i would really appreciate it if someone can point me to the right direction.

and if there are components to do this it would be much better.


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aikimarkConnect With a Mentor Commented:
What does "create an account on my website" mean?

What does "check if the user is online or not" have to do with account creation?

Why would a user want to know "the number of users online"?

It is possible to create a web-based application using Delphi with sever techniques:
* Web Snap:

* Intraweb:

* ExpressWeb (D6/D7):

* ASP Express:

Here's a comparison of techniques from the vendor:
UnixersAuthor Commented:
anyone ?
TheRealLokiSenior DeveloperCommented:
wouldn't it be better to do this as part of the website itself, i.e. register using http/php/whatever ?
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UnixersAuthor Commented:
no , i want to do it as an app , that was my question in the first place!
this is a 2 parts job, so to speak:

- 1st part - website scripts which keep track of registering/login/online status of users and a MySQL database in which you store this information.

- 2nd part - you delphi application which monitor/read the website MySQL database and display the information
UnixersAuthor Commented:
and how can ii do that?
i can`t advise you on the 1st part because that is part of the website, but here are some link for the 2nd part (Delphi > MySQL) to help you understand the workflow:
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