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I was looking for a PHP form generator this morning and ran across "Instant Form Pro" by Joel Comm (http://www.instantformpro.com). It looks like it offers what I'm looking for (easy to use quick form generator based on PHP and MySQL that's self-hosted with no other fees), but the site smacks of "scam." It's being pitched as a way to generate surveys to increase your business, make lots more money, etc.

Is this thing worth the $97 or is there an open source alternative that might be... safer?

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Wufoo is a really famous form service. I have used it in the past and I was very happy with it. Google Forms is also a pretty good solution, if you don't need to generate complex forms and if you don't have strict integration requirements.

There are several other alternatives if you search for form generator.

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I think you are looking for machform. It is pretty much the same (PHP MySQL, self-hosted, no monthly fees). The price is way cheaper as well ($39).

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I visited the site for MachForm and was surprised to see some similar graphics... Either Instant Form Pro is reselling MachForm or they are straight up stealing it! Thanks a ton, everyone! –  WebDevKev Oct 5 '11 at 18:50
    
There is a difference. The Instant Form Pro version can be installed on an unlimited number of domains while the MachForm version is $39 for one, $99 for 10, and $199 for unlimited. –  WebDevKev Oct 5 '11 at 18:59
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