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I'm reviewing some softwae at AJ Classifieds that reads "AJ Classifieds is a professionally developed PHP Classifieds script that was built with you - the site owner"   What is a script?  

Also, is there a command I can use to find out what other customers on the internet are running the same software?
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Michel Plungjan earned 500 total points
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Since PHP is not compiled, a php server process is called a script instead of a program.
So a PHP script is a set of exectable instructions in a file starting with <?PHP and ending with ?>

Have a look here: http://php.net/
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by:Katiasm
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Is a script a complete program?  For example, am I getting the complete web site software noted on the site or just the  php script?  
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by:Michel Plungjan
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It is a poorly worded statement

You will likely receive a SET of scripts - probably numbering from 10-100 files excluding templates and including administrative files.

Read it: Web Space: Minimum 10 MB (for system without any Data. 1GB is recommended because the system may have lot of product images).

So you will receive a LOT of files :)
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by:Katiasm
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Please answer the following question:

Is a script a complete program?  For example, am I getting the complete web site software noted on the site AJ Classifieds or just the  php script?  
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by:Michel Plungjan
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As I said - I am sure you will get the collection of scripts to do admin and execute the processes needed
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by:Katiasm
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The above statement does not answer the question I am asking.   The question is:
"Is a script a complete program/website?  For example, am I getting the complete web site software including Html coding noted on the site or just the  php script? " 
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by:Michel Plungjan
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I have emailed their support. Let's see what they say
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mplungian,
Did you ever recieve a response from AJ Classifieds?  If not, I can contact them.
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by:Michel Plungjan
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No reply. Please do

Michel
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I felt my question was only partially answered.
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I agree that the original question was answered correctly.  However, I added the following additional comment which I felt was not answered.  "Is a script a complete program?  For example, am I getting the complete web site software noted on the site or just the  php script? "  I wanted to know if a script is the actual website, including the html.   I was not aware that I should close the ticket based only on the original question, because due to the response I recieved, I was adding a more detailed description of what I was looking for.  

Also, I just noticed from the original question that the second part of the question was not answered.  It is as follows:

Also, is there a command I can use to find out what other customers on the internet are running the same software?

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by:Michel Plungjan
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And to answer the second question which got sort of lost in the semantic discussion: if I understand your question correctly you want to identify if other people are running the same software. If they have uniquely identifiable filenames, then you can try to google for such a name. Or if the sites advertise "built on software XYZ" However it is not likely and again something much more easy to answer by the producers of the software.
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