Advice needed


J

Jack

Hi there,

This might be a little off-topic but I'm currently in the process of
starting my own web site and need some simple advice only. I'm currently
looking for a web hosting provider and since ASP.NET isn't supported by all
providers, I'm seeking advice as to how I should proceed. My site will be
very simple and will require a few web pages only. I have a single
application available for download and will be using PayPal as the payment
provider (unless someone has a better suggestion). Note that I'm new to all
this (web design and PayPal) but I'm otherwise a very experienced developer
(many years in C++ and a couple of solid years in C#). The question is,
should I find a web hosting provider that supports ASP.NET or can I simply
find one that supports PHP and/or Perl (which most do). I have no experience
in any of these right now so will have some learning to do. The amount of
programming/scripting should be relatively little however. I need to contact
PayPal when a customer clicks the Buy button and will have to send my
customer a license key once payment is confirmed (any advice on this?).
Sending the license key needs to be automated and I need to retain the sales
info (email address in particular) so I can re-send the license key if a
customer later requests it (does PayPal retain this info BTW so I can get it
from them?). Can this be easily done with PHP or Perl (and which would be
recommended) or should I rely on ASP.NET instead? Any advice would be
welcome. Thanks.
 
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J

Jack

Everything you describe can be easily done via ASP.NET. Unless you feel
more
comfortable with PHP, choose an ASP.NET hosting provider.

Thanks for the feedback. You're probably right. After spending several hours
learning the basics of PHP yesterday, my feeling is that ASP.NET has to be
cleaner. I'll dig into that today to find out but I'm sure that is. It's
unfortunate that ASP.NET providers aren't nearly as widely supported however
and typically more expensive. Any recommendations in that area? Price is
really a secondary issue for me. Thanks again.
 

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