A Web-Accessible Catering Database

This project is a web accessible database for a local catering company. Originally the plan was to make their commercial database system, CaterEase, accessible through a web site hosted on a Windows server. Plans changed and I had to create the project using tools freely available, and resources already in place at UNCA. I created a small database in MySQL, a freely available relational database product, and created a web site for them, hosted on the CS server. Working around problems with file privileges, I finally found that using PHP, a web scripting language, on the Apache web server seemed to do the trick. PHP and MySQL run solely on joe.cs.unca.edu. Passing values parsed by my CGI forms to PHP scripts, and then executing queries using those variables was my final solution.

Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Bruce

Student Name: 
Michael Maher