Can someone please. please help a novice? I have a desire to get a "matchmaking" site developed by an expert where men and women are able to search for a parther.
I havent got a clue about web design so someone else can do the job. Can someone tell me the best scripting language to use for something like this?? What is the best hosting company database to use i.e SQL, MySQL etc. If any one can recommend a hosting company that will help me with the recommended language/ database then i'll be grateful. A brief outline of the site is below:
The site will allow ppl to be able to use preset criteria form to be a able to search for the type of person they are looking for, based on, age sex, location etc. The site comes back with the matches found with details of the matches. The users will need to subscribe to the site to view member email details.
Any one accessing the site will be able to submit their details free of charge for the database. Their email address will be verified by them acknowledging a membership email sent from the site.
The site will also provide members the facility to change their profile information, change their passwords, submit pictures etc.
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Thread: Help Please
Apr 12th, 2002, 04:54 AM #1Registered User
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Apr 15th, 2002, 08:42 PM #2
Here's five pre-built packages at HotScripts:
The best language to built it in? Well if it's popular and you're deciding between Perl and PHP, the latter (PHP) is the better option, using a MySQL database. That will offer the greatest amount of hosting companies to choose from with a language that tends to be easier on resources.
Apr 16th, 2002, 08:43 AM #3Registered User
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Hey thanks for the info.
Never knew such off the shelf packages were available! I wonder how many ppl actually use them.
The one at the top of the list in your link is quite good, i.e. simple and easy to use. The only trouble is that I need it customised a bit more to fir the crowd i am targeting. So I might have to get one especially developed from scratch. But if i saw something that was available for what i was lookin for then i probably would have gone for it.
Apr 16th, 2002, 08:55 AM #4
Depending on how involved the script would need to be, developing from scratch may be expensive. You might consider talking to this guy Marty at http://scripts.tlcwe.com
He's a bit of a PHP guru and may be able to work with you on a modification of an available script. I suggest him as he's possibly the cleanest coder I think I've ever known and does some great work.