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davidd
September 22nd, 2009, 03:24 PM
What is a web service?

You can think of a web service as a web page for applications. A web page allows anyone with a browser to view certain information. A web service allows any application that can use HTML and XML to access certain information. The information is usually information that is useful to many applications, such as weather reports, currency conversion, etc.


Does Hostek support web services?

Yes, Hostek supports web services written in many different scripting languages including PHP, ASP.Net, and ColdFusion.


How can I create a web service?

This will depend on what type of scripting language you are going to use. Here are some links that can help you get started:

ASP.Net web services:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms972326.aspx

Using ColdFusion to interract with an existing web service:
http://livedocs.adobe.com/coldfusion/8/htmldocs/help.html?content=webservices_02.html#1168386

Publishing a ColdFusion web services:
http://livedocs.adobe.com/coldfusion/8/htmldocs/help.html?content=webservices_17.html#1169729

PHP web services:
http://www.php.net/manual/en/refs.webservice.php