June 15th, 1999, 07:57 PM
I am working on a web-page and I am using someone elses server. They are running unix and an Apache v1.3 server. I am writing CGI code in Delphi and I have not been able to find out how to make a connection with the database. If you have any information, please post a message to let me know so that I can continue. Thank you for your help.
June 21st, 1999, 09:02 AM
I'm not sure I understand your situation.
1.If you're writing a CGI with Delphi, you cannot use it on a UNIX machine but only on Windows.
2.If the MySQL database is on the Unix server, you'll have to get permission from the server administrator to use that database.
Now, if you want to connect to a MySQL server from a Windows application that you made with Delphi, you can do it using the BDE (Borland Database Engine) and the MyODBC driver, which you can download from http://www.tcx.se/download.html
If you're making a web page that will live on the Unix machine, you might want to look at PHP3 or Perl to write your CGI in.
Hope this helps :-)