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    [SOLVED] Running First Server

    Hello. I am currently wanting to make a server similar to that used by police to look up information on drivers using the drivers license number. Specifically, I would like to construct a server that would be accessible to staff members at my school so they could look up information on students using the student's school ID number or a bar-code on the ID card. Information about a student would include his or her dean, counselor, schedule, and IEP (learning accommodations) if applicable. Just being able to display such information is the basic need for my server, though I may come back for more help later. So, what I need to know is whether this is possible to do using Ubuntu (as my school uses Windows), and how I would go about doing it. Thank you in advanced for all your help.

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    Re: Running First Server

    I would go for a MySQL database containing all the data, and make a quick and dirty PHP to look up in the database and print a webpage with it.
    Both MySQL and Apache with PHP is really easy to setup and if you don't allready know PHP, it's quite easy to learn.

    It's just as easy to do on a Windows server...
    Last edited by christianxxx; May 15th, 2008 at 10:35 PM. Reason: Added info on Windows server
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    With Ubuntu running smoothly on 3 computers, what should I do with all the spare time?

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    Re: Running First Server

    Quote Originally Posted by christianxxx View Post

    It's just as easy to do on a Windows server...
    Yes, but does it matter what OS I use to make the server?

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    Re: Running First Server

    Quote Originally Posted by SurrealWraith View Post
    Yes, but does it matter what OS I use to make the server?
    no. the work is done by PHP and mysql which are cross platform.

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    Re: Running First Server

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsoldier2003 View Post
    no. the work is done by PHP and mysql which are cross platform.
    Thank you. That answers my biggest concern. I'm going to go try out some of this. I'll report back later. In the mean time, feel free to post more suggestions!

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