web site back end help
September 11, 2012 9:52 AM Subscribe
Trying to finalize infrastructure for my site selling software online...hoping you guys can help me understand and make some choices.
posted by amsterdam63 to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
Hypothetically, let's say my site sells software where users upload images to see anywhere. (fortunately I'm not this uncreative, but similar infrastructure)
Users create usernames/passwords
Buy software (with a license)
Upload images (on site or within software)
Have their own pages of images in the application
So here's what I feel like I'm looking at:
Storage of images on server -> Amazon S3?
Payment gateway -> authorize.net
Usernames /passwords -> drupal (or from scratch?)
Shopping cart -> magento
Let me know if those are good, or there are other recommendations. Then just getting all these things to talk together to perform what I want.
There are so many hosting options, and I know MySQL support would be in that same package. I'm not sure if AWS does hosting...or maybe I could do rackspace hosting and store the images with them as well. Then there are issues like pci compliance for payments, and the licenses to put on the software (not sure if magento does that).
And, am I on the right track in thinking how this works? A web application in say PHP takes a username and password, goes into S3 and gets the images there that belong to that user, and spit them back to the webpage.
All in all it's very complicated, so I would appreciate any guidance you guys have.