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    How to make site like Amazon - ebay


    Hey Guys
    I am a web designer on a hard(very, very hard) quest to make a similar site to Amazon/ebay.

    I have been looking it up and i realise how hard it is going to be, but one way or another i have to do it.
    I will be making it using PHP, MySQL. I am pretty good with HTML and CSS. I have little experience with PHP.

    Right now i am reading and applying methods from - Build Your Own Database Driven Web Site Using PHP & MySQL
    I aim to make an ecommerce site first and then carry on with that.

    I am not expecting all of my answers from one source.
    However, i am willing to bring all the bits and pieces together and make this happen.

    I need all the help i can get! Thanks!!
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    Originally Posted by ForumCowMan
    I am not expecting all of my answers from one source.
    However, i am willing to bring all the bits and pieces together and make this happen.

    I need all the help i can get! Thanks!!
    What exactly is your question? And good luck, but you're going to need to learn a lot more than PHP You're going to need a lot of ajax/jquery, learning api's and so much more.

    Best bet would probably be to start out with a pre-made cart like zen cart or others, and learn how to work those until you're an expert, then you might be ready to start thinking about trying your own.

    You've picked a pretty big bite to chew off
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    Cool Thanks for the reply


    Originally Posted by Jax2
    What exactly is your question? And good luck, but you're going to need to learn a lot more than PHP You're going to need a lot of ajax/jquery, learning api's and so much more.

    Best bet would probably be to start out with a pre-made cart like zen cart or others, and learn how to work those until you're an expert, then you might be ready to start thinking about trying your own.

    You've picked a pretty big bite to chew off
    Yeah it is a HUGE piece!

    I thought about starting by learning how to make an ecommerce site.

    My main question is whatelse do i need to learn?
    To make it all work like amazon.

    Not language, but more like what i will use the language to do?
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    Not language, but more like what i will use the language to do?
    what are you saying here?

    I don't want to burst this bubble, but setting up something like amazon on your own is near to impossible. You need to be a security specialist, need to be able set up servers, not to mention all kinds of languages you need to know, for example, php, sql, javascript, bash. Not to mention, loads and loads of money to pay for your hosting.

    If I were you, finish that book, get the best parts out of it and start with software on the market (that is free) like virtuemart

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