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What are the phases in website infrastructure development?

I am curious about the process of scaling a website from a small, shared hosting site all the way up to "one of the biggest 10 sites on the Internet" scale. I've heard terms like "dedicated hosting," "sharding the database" etc., but I'm sure there's a lot more that I haven't heard about. What changes on the backend through this process, and is there a typical order that those changes occur?
posted by philosophygeek on Mar 13, 2014 - 4 answers

What Wordpress functions / features / plugins would organize this site?

Web developers: My university research lab wants to drag our website out of 1998 to a more easy-to-maintain and attractive design. We're tending towards using Wordpress, mostly for its large install base and plugin market. However our website won't follow the typical blog page/post format that Wordpress seems to support by default - it's more like a library with inter-related content types. Something like this is beautiful but probably out of our budget. Those with Wordpress experience, what default features should we try to use? Or is there a plugin / theme that does what we want already? [more inside]
posted by anthill on Jan 22, 2014 - 8 answers

How to create a simple review/rating website?

I want to create an intra-company website for my co-workers to rate/review widgets. It will not be a commercial venture. Is there is a free or free-ish way to do this? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Feb 19, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me choose an upgrade path for my vintage site and get my info to a database?

I'm looking for some guidance in my quest to enter a moderate amount of information into a database, and then choose an appropriate front-end to display that data with a small array of filters and search options. The project is not complicated; I mostly want to avoid wasting time learning things the hard way (in contrast to my usual style). [more inside]
posted by Banky_Edwards on Jun 21, 2012 - 10 answers

How do I move this database online?

What's the easiest, most secure way to move this SQL database and its browser-based front end online? [more inside]
posted by infinitywaltz on Jan 18, 2012 - 17 answers

Electronic John Hancock

What's the best way to handle an electronic signature on a website-hosted submission form? [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter on Oct 20, 2011 - 2 answers

What CMS can I use to make a web-based database?

Help me make a website which is a database, without writing a whole new CMS. [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Sep 12, 2011 - 15 answers

What's a cool idea for a website with a database?

Asking-for-a-friend-filter: my friend is doing Bachelor's in Computer Science and has a final year project to the tune of 'website with database'. He doesn't want to make something as generic as a regular shopping website; so any interesting, offbeat ideas for database websites would be more than welcome. Catch: Shouldn't be very difficult. And should be SFW.
posted by Senza Volto on May 31, 2011 - 22 answers

Bring this dinosaur web developer back to the future!

Bring this dinosaur web developer back to the future! [more inside]
posted by metaseeker on Apr 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Check... Done... Now What

What script/code/technique would you use to make a project based personal checklist site that can scale upwards easily. [more inside]
posted by elationfoundation on Nov 4, 2010 - 5 answers

Recommendations on books/websites about website databases?

Researching issues surrounding websites with a database backend. Would really appreciate some pointers to get started - any recommendations on books/websites about website databases? [more inside]
posted by dragontail on Sep 28, 2010 - 4 answers

Software to power a web site of user-submitted info

I have an idea for a web site: a user-created database of where one can buy things in a part of the world where unusual items can be hard to find. What kind of software would power such a site? [more inside]
posted by neushoorn on Jul 26, 2010 - 8 answers

Make an online list of books I've read?

Do you know some sort of online database of books where you can make a profile and compile a list of what you've read? (more explanation) [more inside]
posted by CelebrenIthil on Apr 21, 2010 - 11 answers

How much would a basic online database for environmental data cost?

What would the rough cost (as time x rate) for developing a database for basic environmental data (temperature, water level, fish counts) and metadata (site, date, time) with an online form for volunteer data entry? [more inside]
posted by nekton on Jan 8, 2010 - 13 answers

Point me to the web...

Are there any Access-like tools for building data access pages in a web+sql format? [more inside]
posted by gjc on Sep 25, 2009 - 3 answers

Podcast CMS needed

What CMS would you recommend for my podcast company? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Jul 1, 2008 - 11 answers

Many domains, one database?

What would you say is the best way to have 10 domains access one database? [more inside]
posted by iguanapolitico on Apr 2, 2007 - 14 answers

Can I Handle a PHP/MySQL site?

An 800 item database driven site in PHP and MySQL? Am I crazy? [more inside]
posted by mysterious1der on Mar 1, 2007 - 21 answers

How do I format raw data that will eventually be part of a database?

Complete database newbie. I have raw information in the form of text, numbers and photos. This stuff will eventually be fed to users on a web site. I am in the information-collection phase now. What's the best way to collect and format the data so it has the easiest possible path into a database that will serve the web site? [more inside]
posted by crosten on Dec 10, 2006 - 9 answers

Sick of allmusic.com!

MusicResourceFilter: Are there any alternatives to allmusic.com that has as comprehensive a database for band discography, biography, and ratings, with an online presence that DOESN'T suck? [more inside]
posted by blastrid on Nov 10, 2006 - 10 answers

Reproduction of this coupon is expressly prohibited

I am curious about the legality and feasability of starting a website/database where people just put in the barcode numbers of coupons to share them. [more inside]
posted by GregX3 on Sep 1, 2006 - 14 answers

What is the best and/or most efficient website design software these days?

What is the best and/or most efficient website design software these days? [more inside]
posted by Servo5678 on Feb 27, 2006 - 11 answers

URL help: database of logins to subscription sites?

Can anyone remember the site which was a database of logins to subsription sites?
posted by Mr Ed on Apr 22, 2004 - 2 answers

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