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Discussion in 'Software Development' started by robert4442, Jul 20, 2006.

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  1. robert4442

    robert4442 Thread Starter

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    I am using Dreamweaver 8 running on my computer with Windows XP Home. My hosting server is Linux and I use PHP and mySQL. I currently have an application Isaiahrecords.com that has the Arthur’s Music page build in a dynamic way.

    Right now you can go and purchase the entire album. When this is purchased the album is mailed to the person buying. The artist wants people to be able to purchase & download individual songs. They must purchase a minimum number of songs.

    My problem is how do I get them to purchase them and then let them download the song and do it so they cannot go back and download it again after a period of time.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated
     
  2. dquigley

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    Most storefront software that handles transactions like you describe generate and assign a key which is used as a prameter in an html request and maintains a database that matches the generated key with an expiration date. Your web application would use the key as an index into the database, read the associated expiration date, then decide what to do.

    There are more complex and secure ways, but this one way.

    Dan
     
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