Please know where I am starting; I am a windows sys admin. I have run and maintained several websites that are simple, html. I have minor experience with perl, asp and php. I have separate experience with DB's as well, but very little with mysql.
I now want to make a more complicated website, but I am not sure what questions I should be researching, process, or tools that might help.
The website will be a pay to register or subscription based. The website will maintain a DB of information on each user, and run queries to match information. Now that I think about it, kind a like a dating website. Two users login, enter a bunch of info, and then a search will find matches.
So where do I start????
I have never done a login website. I am not sure how to right a website that will use functions to query a DB or even populate it. I need to know if there are any good tools I can use, and what I should be researching. So simple links would be awesome.
Thank you all!