Eli's Questions


Would Premium users have access to PERL and PHP, so they can do interactive site things? Likewise – dare I hope – a mySQL database of their own?

While a static site is nice – what would really add value for me is the ability to have scriptinf and mySQL database capabilties.

Hosting will be a totally seperate package, not a ‘Premium Users’ thing. However, yes, perl and php will be available along with MySQL database. We’ve still to finalise the details, but this much is at least sorted 🙂


Also – how will domain names or such be handled? Will we be subdirectories? Sub-domains? Can we have full blown domains?

You will not be subdirectories – that much is for definite because the Control Panel software that will allow you to take care of your own site won’t do that. You could, potentially, if you wanted, be a hamiko.com subdomain – though I imagine most people would prefer to have their own domain. The chances are that the package will come with a free domain (.com, .net, .com.au, .id.au, .co.uk type of domain). Although we’ve not decided yet whether a domain registration will come free, it will definitely be possible to have your own domain, and thats the preferred mechanism really.


How will this hosting thing work?

Full details will be announced once they’re finalised 🙂 But it sounds like we’ll be able to offer what you want.

Steve.

3 thoughts on “Eli's Questions”

  1. Question about the hosting thing.

    Would Premium users have access to PERL and PHP, so they can do interactive site things? Likewise – dare I hope – a mySQL database of their own?

    While a static site is nice – what would really add value for me is the ability to have scriptinf and mySQL database capabilties.

    That’s the main reason I host on another site – I need the server-side capabilities.

    Also – how will domain names or such be handled? Will we be subdirectories? Sub-domains? Can we have full blown domains?

    How will this hosting thing work?

    Eliezer

  2. I’m disappointed that it will not be part of the Premium Users package in any way.

    I am in the state of shopping for a hosting service. I emailed you recently, however, about not having enough money to become a Premium member.

    I have a suggestion that will not end up costing me MORE money, and may get you more subscribers.

    How about keeping ‘hosting members’ and ‘premium users’ separate, but give ‘hosting members’ a complementary ‘premium users’ account while they are hosting members?

    -Calgar

  3. I saw the mention of hosting earlier, and it sure does sound like a great idea!

    And have you thought about a product line? DD tee-shirts, or bound or looseleaf DD journals? It would be pretty cool if people could order a journal with a cover matching their own page, but that’s probably too complicated to do.

    I had more income-producing ideas, but can’t think of them right now. But. I got several by scoping out some of the other online journal sites.

    Hugs,
    Ani

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