So here is what im trying to do. Create a client windows form which connects to a mysql database on a webserver. my webserver only lets me use LOCALHOST to connect to the database, so obviously those clients, which wouldnt be LOCAL HOST, wont be able to log in. what im trying to get accomplished is that the windows form on client side gets info from various text areas and then moves them to an ASP page on the server, or perhaps XML or PHP. The server and client need to be able to send data, the data in that database, back and forth between each other. is there any way to do this, and if so please provide an example.