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Discussion in 'Web Design & Development' started by Crazymike, Jun 30, 2012.

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  1. Crazymike

    Crazymike Thread Starter

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    Hi, I'm just wondering how would i go about in creating a website like webs.com or enjin.com is there possibly a cms that can do this?
     
  2. JiminSA

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    Hi Crazymike and welcome!
    I would suggest that you google "free website templates" and look at the many that our out there, make your choice download it (them) and start playing...:)

    Or are you looking to offer a website design package? Because if you are, you would need to develop one - I've searched and not found anyone offering a franchise/re-seller deal...
     
  3. Crazymike

    Crazymike Thread Starter

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    I was thinking Of making a site which allows people to build sites for free on a sun domain on my site and all they do is fill out a form with site name and register stuff which creates a site like your site.domain.com
     
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    There is a lot more to allowing users to build a website through your domain as you must realise and would take a bit of planning, but I guess it's doable, especially if you could get a framework like Kompozer installed and offer users a selection of designs...
    But what I said earlier still applies - no one is offering the package...
     
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    dvk01 Derek Moderator Malware Specialist

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    crazymike
    there are thousands if not millions of webhosts that offer exactly what you are trying to do
    it is called reseller hosting
     
  6. JiminSA

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    dvk01...
    Do reseller hosts offer a user designed website facility as well?:confused:
     
  7. dvk01

    dvk01 Derek Moderator Malware Specialist

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    many of them do
    for example hostgator, who I use offer sitebuilder
    this demos approximately what is offered, http://sitebuilder.websitewelcome.com/Wizard but many hosts offer simialr & you can add more templates or restrict templates to certain ones or even only allow 1 customized template, with minimal alterations allowed by the customer

    Why try to reinvent the wheel, it already exists
     
  8. JiminSA

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    I agree if it's out there use it - I must admit that my search was cursory - sorry Crazymike!
     
  9. Crazymike

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    how would i make the system recongnize a\ signup form and make a subdomain ffrom that

    e.g lets call trhe main site crazymike,com

    on the site theres a create a free site option they click on it and see this

    sitename:they enterfirstsite.crazymike.com

    and the db would automatically take that and create a subdomain for them?
     
  10. JiminSA

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    If you look at the example suggested by dvk01, you'll see that there is a fair amount of preparatory work to be done before the user will be able to generate a website.
    I am still searching for freely available software that will enable your visitor to generate a website as a sub-domain of your site, but prepare yourself for a fair amount of tailoring to be done as and when one is found...
    I'm pretty sure that you want to end up with something like this - but it's not a simple process, unless you are an experienced developer.
     
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