Subject Help connecting to firebird from shared hosting environment missing drivers
Author jsmith43
Hi guys,
After thoroughly searching the forum (and google) I'm at a loss as to how to proceed.

I've got a firebird db on a remote (windows) host. I'd like to run a query against a view on that system from a shared hosting environment. ibase is not compiled into php, so (to my knowledge -and efforts) I cannot get PDO or ADO to work. Is there a driver written IN PHP that could be used? Perhaps some kind of wacky ODBC thing (before you mention it unixodbc not compiled in either) that I can access?

I'm resorting to trying to compile static binaries of embedded server so that I can 'exec' isql to run the query and parse the output. This is not only a pretty bad hack, but getting the binaries is something of an issue (can't compile on shared hosting environment).

Any suggestions for a poor tired developer?

Using PHP5

Thanks in advance,