Setting up a website

Old 01-23-10, 08:24 PM
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Setting up a website

What would I need to set up an Ebay type of web site? I am sure I would need to "rent" server space. Any software available for something like that? What else might I need?
Old 01-24-10, 01:15 AM
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If you want to create a basic web presence your ISP should already have something in place. Verizon, for example, allows up to 20 meg on their server for web sites. They also provide a basic page design template that you can customize.

Web site design is not something that can be done in a couple of hours, though. Plan to make it a full-time career. Seriously. Click on your browser's View/Source menu to see the kind of code that any typical website requires.

Plan to spend months learning it, my friend.
Old 01-24-10, 03:30 AM
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I agree with Rick. I have to monitor my 2 websites at least every 3 days. I update information, pictures, etc in order to keep it current. I hate going to a website where it says "updated 2003". With most companies ( I use Network Solutions) building the site is relatively easy, but you need to have your information, pictures, links, etc. ready. Easy to go back in and make changes and you don't have to wait on someone to do it for month.
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Unless something has changed in different locations, you only get 10mb with Verizon.

From my account:

Personal Web Space
My Usage:
Personal Web Space Usage Bar
99 % of 10 MB
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Hi Indy, years ago I got started with They are a user friendly, no HTML, web page service. I don't recall the starter program, but it is cheap. I've been with them for 15 years.
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Old 02-15-10, 01:29 AM
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Since you're not asking for just any website, but a real platform such as eBay, I think that there's no simple answer to your question. I suppose that systems of that complexity are custom made and don't come out of the box.

Renting the server space costs you almost nothing, but building the platform will cost tens of thousands of $. Unless someone knows of an available solution.

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