The Easysoft ODBC-ODBC Bridge allows applications on one machine to access ODBC data sources on another. It supports multiple concurrent connections from multiple clients to multiple target databases. The principle application is to enable access from Linux and Unix platforms to remote ODBC databases. For example, Apache/PHP programs on Linux can read/write data held on MS SQL Server on Windows, and Perl programs can read/write data held in a MS Access database. Supported applications include Applixware, Open Office, Python, Rexx/SQL, mnGoSearch, OpenLDAP, and Oracle sqlplus. Supported platforms include Linux, MacOSX, IBM zSeries, Windows and various Unix flavors.
oDns is a simple php/Perl/MySQL frontend to the BIND 8.2.1 Name Server. All the hosts information is saved in four SQL tables. The php-based Web frontend allows you to add/edit/remove domains (primary and slaves) and contact information. In the background, Perl is used to generate standard named.conf and specific zone files for all the primary domains.
oMail-admin is a PHP-based Web frontend to qmail and vmailmgrd. It can be used by domain owners and single users to easily administer their mail accounts without bothering the sysadmin. Its features include mailbox/alias management, auto-responder (vacation-like) support, support for changing passwords, and translations for the French, English, Swedish, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Danish, Romana, Czech, Nederlands, and German languages.
Phormation is a set of PHP functions which provide a framework for developing any HTML form connected to a database backend (currently PostgreSQL, MySQL, and ODBC are supported). It allows you to write and make use of reusable widgets so you can develop Web sites more quickly. Phormation has more than 10 widgets including text field, date, file upload, and foreign key select, and is easily extensible. It has good documentation.
Photo Collection is a Web-based picture organizer. Pictures are indexed in a relational database (currently MySQL), and can be organized in hierachical categories. Each picture has a thumbnail and can have a name. It is written in PHP on the Web side, and there is a Perl client for database administration.
PHP is a widely-used Open Source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. Its syntax draws upon C, Java, and Perl, and is easy to learn. PHP runs on many different platforms and can be used as a standalone executable or as a module under a variety of Web servers. It has excellent support for databases, XML, LDAP, IMAP, Java, various Internet protocols, and general data manipulation, and is extensible via its powerful API. It is actively developed and supported by a talented and energetic international team. Numerous Open Source and commercial PHP-based application packages are available.