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PHP Screen Scrape

See also ASP Screen Scrape, HTML Scrape, Data Capture


A PHP screen scrape is a project designed to collect data from a specific webpage, specifically by creating a custom program using PHP and .NET. In the past, this was the best way to create highly specific screen scrapes. Because of Mozenda’s point-click operation, PHP screen scraping would now be less efficient. Users save money and time with Mozenda.

Mozenda Is Easier Than PHP Scraping


PHP Screen Scrape vs. Mozenda

PHP screen scraping requires a working knowledge of PHP, HTML, and the ability to write both. This also often requires competency in command prompt, which is way around many artificial limits in a computer’s processing protocol. You are generally limited to the abilities of the machine you’re currently using.

Mozenda requires basic computer skills, such as operating a word processor, or an internet browser. No coding is necessary and projects are run from the Mozenda servers, which means users have access to intense processing power and features. Because projects run from our servers, user’s computers are protected.

The Mozenda Advantage

Unlike other parsing or wrapper based web data extraction software, Mozenda uses browser rendering technology which allows the Mozenda application to look and behave like a web browser, but act like a web scraper. There are multiple benefits to this approach:

  • Mozenda loads pages and navigates pages just like a browser.
  • Mozenda can click and activate any item on a web page and wait for it to load.
  • Mozenda can easily navigate through sub-pages.
  • Mozenda handles AJAX and Javascript without problems.
  • With Mozenda you only have to set up the navigation and capture action once and it will replicate across pages and categories.

Why Mozenda?

Mozenda is the perfect tool for performing a PHP screen scrape. Priced right, and easy to use, with tech support second to none, it’s the best value tool on the market.

More page scraping resources


Mozenda Training Videos


Title Length
Play Button Capture Text 0:43
Play Button Input Text Into a Form 0:44
Play Button Click the “Next” Button to Load the Next Page of Results 1:58
Play Button Schedule an Agent to Run Regularly 1:08
Play Button Combine the Contents of Two Fields 1:16


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