In this tutorial you will learn how to create your own Highscores for your games, using your own free server / database. Let's go!
What do you need
- Your Construct 2 game
- A server with PHP and MySQL databases (you can get a free server on 000webhost.com)
- Download the PHP files
Let's start, step by step...
Registrating your new free server
A server is like a computer on internet where you can save your own data: pictures, files, databases, scores, games and many more things... If you have already hired a payed server (like HostGator), skip this step and move to the next page. Otherwise, follow these steps to get a free server where your databases will be stored with the scores of your users.
Go to http://www.000webhost.com. On the right sidebar click "Sign Up" and register as a new user.
In the new page select "I will choose your free subdomain (recommended)" to create a free domain" (in case you don't have a server and want a free one). Type a name for your free domain, ie: c2tutorial-duquekarl
Fill your name, email and select a new password. When you are done you will receive a confirmation email, open your email account and Confirm your registration. The next step is to access your control panel.
Access your Control Panel
If you have already signed up and confirmed your free account, then you can log in to your account. To access your Control Panel, click Go to CPanel
Scroll down and you will find a lot of icons with options. We will see some of this useful options in this tutorial.