On this page I give you some information
on how you can use ASP to send and receive SMS messages.
This guide is an overview. It was designed to help you pick the
most appropriate method for your solution.
Send SMS or receive SMS from ASP using a database
One of the options you can choose to add SMS functionality to your ASP project
is to use an SQL SMS gateway architecture. In this architecture, the ASP enabled
website uses a database server (Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle or MySQL)
for data storage. To add SMS functionality in this case all you have
to do is create two database tables, one for sending SMS messages and
one for receiving SMS, in the database server and use these tables in an SQL SMS
Gateway configuration (Figure 1). In this case the SQL SMS Gateway configuration
of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway will work the following way:
There are two database tables. One will be used for receiving SMS messages
(ozekimessagein) and another will be used to send SMS messages (ozekimessageout).
If an SMS message is received by the system Ozeki NG will insert a record into
ozekimessagein. Your ASP application can read the ozekimessagein database table
and check for incoming messages.
If you want to send a message, you can use the ozekimessageout table. You
can insert a record into ozekimessageout. Ozeki NG SMS Gateway will periodically
check your outgoing database table using an SQL SELECT and if it finds a
message to be sent it will send it.
This ASP SMS database solution is described in more detail on the following
Send SMS from ASP or receive in ASP program using HTTP
The other option you can choose is to communicate with the SMS gateway
directly using HTTP. This option is ideal if you don't have a database server
attached to your website or you do not want to use it. The advantage to this
solution is that it is faster in terms of reaction times. If you are receiving
an SMS message using an HTTP SMS Gateway configuration, you can react faster
with a response SMS.
Figure 2 - HTTP SMS Gateway configuration for ASP SMS solutions
The following pages discuss in great detail how you can
receive SMS messages or send SMS messages from your ASP enabled website