That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer to that question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I discover an useful answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could give you an answer..
Some areas to look at would be.
XML-RPC / Curl.
This shouldnt be to diffcult to achive as long as you have intermediate level of coding knowledge...
What do you mean by mysql replication?.
Once converted to XML, does PHP then have a sending (posting) mechanism so that the data can be "posted" to a remote asp page?.
I'm not familiar with XML-RPC / Curl but I'll check it out. Thanks...
I personally think using replication is a red-herring here..
Its only available in the newer versions of MySQL and generally cannot be used on shared hosting..
BTW: Curl will let you post data to a remote server using https... this information could be an XML string and should do what you need...
You should use replication for this reason, it will allow you to perform processor intensive jobs on the offline/slave machine(s). You should also consider running the webserver and database on separate machines..
This is the easy part. You simply need a http client to push data to the ASP http server. Copy the httpclient.php code from OSC..
Lowering yourself to the lowest common denominator is the quickest path to mediocrity and ultimate failure..
Again, shared iPage hosting is a joke, try running amazon on it..
With comments like these, no wonder MS3 has fell on it's face with a nasty nose bleed...
Ok, so at the moment my shopping cart saves my order information to a mysql database on a remote server. At present the only way I can access that information is through the use of PhpMyAdmin..
My dispatch warehouse has informed me that I can automate my ordering system if I post the order in XML format to their asp page..
So far, I have found a way to transfer the order data into an XMLtree and then save this to a file (whatever.xml). But this is not what I am looking for because my webserver will then get bogged down with all of these XML files. And then I still have to find a way to retrieve these files and post them to the dispatch warehouse..
What I need to be able to do is create the XMLtree and then post the XML document to my dispatch warehouse all in one script, (even if I have to save the XML to a file first)..
If anyone has any suggestions, please, post them..
NB: I am trying to do this all in PHP...
Use mysql replication, then write batch scripts to extract and transform into XML on the slave instance...