Solved

Website like ebay or amazon

Posted on 2016-09-05
3
77 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-24
All,

Can someone tell me if Wix or Host Gator (templates) would allow me to create something like ebay with members and store their transaction history?

What is needed to create a website that has user accounts?
0
Comment
Question by:teknovation
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 83

Expert Comment

by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 41785359
None of the templates will get you to something like eBay.  eBay is a very large site with many servers and many programmers.  User accounts are fairly easy.  Safely storing transaction data is not.
0
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Angell earned 250 total points
ID: 41785535
If you want to build a system like that using a hosted solution would not be recommended.  I would probably use WordPress / WooCommerce personally, and customize that accordingly.
0
 
LVL 30

Assisted Solution

by:Alexandre Simões
Alexandre Simões earned 250 total points
ID: 41785979
From your question, I understand that you have no clue about the complexity behind two of the largest sites on the whole internet.

If you want to create your online store I suggest you to go for a SaaS (Software as a Service) approach.
This means that you'll be paying for a "online store" service that will be hosted and maintained by some third party entity and you won't have to worry about anything else but your business.

Shopify is a good example of such service.
WooCommerce is already a more complex beast because it's a WordPress add-on, although I believe you can find SaaS providers for it also.

Cheers mare,
Alex
1

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Developer portfolios can be a bit of an enigma—how do you present yourself to employers without burying them in lines of code?  A modern portfolio is more than just work samples, it’s also a statement of how you work.
Although a lot of people devote their energy toward marketing for specific industries, there are some basic principles that can be applied to any sector imaginable. We’ll look at four steps to take and examine how those steps were put into action fo…
The viewer will learn how to create and use a small PHP class to apply a watermark to an image. This video shows the viewer the setup for the PHP watermark as well as important coding language. Continue to Part 2 to learn the core code used in creat…
Video by: Mark
This lesson goes over how to construct ordered and unordered lists and how to create hyperlinks.

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question