I am totally new to the world of building a website. The purpose of this website is for business. I want to start simple. Here are some steps that I envision.
1. like a internet bbs site. one article, followed by some comments by register users. like we see in wsj, etc.
2.when we click on the user who make comments, we can also see his profile, what comments he make to what article, etc. this function is similar to the Amazon's book review function. We can see the all the reviews of a registered user.
3. Different user can communicate to each other through the in-house system. There is possible money transaction involved. Ideally, there is an option that they donot need to reveal their personal information to the other side to have this transaction. The business has a record of who they are. But they do not have to know each other. This stage is similar to skype calls.
I want to start simple, and later scale up. I am thinking about to start with some web hoster and start writing some codes, not sure if it is a good idea.
I will start with something like ipage, godaddy and get a feeling on how it work. But not sure if something start with webhosting can be scale up all the way to something like experts-exchange, or amazon.
Any input is appreciated.