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How should i host my database to the web?

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by Ill Cosby, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Ill Cosby

    Ill Cosby Registered Member

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    I am trying to create a website that aggregates niche product listings from various sites (twitter, facebook, eBay, amazon). I have the idea all mapped out however I am having some struggles executing. I have knowledge of database programs such as Excel (Advanced), FileMaker (Intermediate), SQL (beginner). I have created the framework for the database both on Excel and FileMaker, however I'm having trouble hosting this database to the website. I've considered easier places to host the website such as WordPress, which I would need an OBDC to translate my FileMaker template to SQL. However, a $2000 purchase of MySQL isn't very appealing.


    I've attached a sample template of what I was using on FileMaker Pro.


    This is a basic idea of how I want my site to look, with listings and filters to the left. http://solecollector.com/Sneakers/Marketplace/


    Any advice helps at all, I am just getting lost and could use any guidance/advice.

    WHAT SHOULD I DO? WHAT SHOULD I USE? WHAT WOULD BE EASIEST?

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  2. p1mp_ju1ce

    p1mp_ju1ce Registered Member

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    If you have a server/hosting, in your cpanel, look for the MySql Database. That's the place where you create your database.
     
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  3. olystyle

    olystyle Regular Member

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    fizzik Registered Member

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    Dude, $2k for MySQL? Put the crack pipe down.

    Seriously, if you want a hand, send me a message.
     
  5. Ill Cosby

    Ill Cosby Registered Member

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    messaged you fizzick. think i might be able to convert my database on filemaker to MySQL and subsequently find a template on wordpress. any recommendations on a host?
     
  6. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    MySQL is free. Download and install the community version.

    To get the data and such into it, all you need to do is export your current information as csv or some other format that seperates into columns and then import into MySQL. A PHP application can be done in about 5-30 minutes depending on complexity of import and everything else. Then the output of that can be sent to MySQL for importing into the database.

    So as long as you have the data, it's maybe a $50 job. Making the website and optimizing it is another story.