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Online store
05-15-2011, 02:59 AM,
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Question  Online store
Hey guys I was wondering how some of you that have there own online store. How did you build it? Because I know you can either start your own web server (which is about 6 grand for a server) or you can pay to have your site domain on someone elses server. I was wondering anyone that has there own online store what did you use to build your website? Because there are so many places to choose I'd like to hear what some of you have used? Any info will help.
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05-15-2011, 10:13 PM,
#2
RE: Online store
I would say that running/owning your own server just for a small site to sell jigs and materials would be overkill.... costly and can be alot to keep running right.

I have created several sites and so far like Yahoo's hosting service the best but you may be able to find a company local to you that can give you a deal. The advantage to Yahoo's hosting (what i use for JigCraft) is that it is unlimited for both space and bandwidth. Cool

I must admit that i have very little knowledge at running a 'sales' site though. Most hosting services have some form of an 'online store' site building program where you simply plug in your items and prices into a template and it creates it all for you.

Commerce through Yahoo does cost a little more to get a secure section of your site for credit card sales.
JigCraft.com : Co-Founder
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05-16-2011, 06:09 PM,
#3
RE: Online store
Thanks Attica, I'll check into what yahoo does for domain names and cost. You're right about other sites having decent programs just for online stores. Anyone that has any experience on the subject don't be shy. You guys have always helped me as best as one could. More than appreciated. Cool
Jig Jig Jig -Mack
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05-17-2011, 05:28 AM,
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RE: Online store
I pay about $75 annually for domain registration and hosting, including a website building tool called "Site Studio". Pretty much on my own as support service from my host is minimal, sometimes questions get completely ignored. Wasn't easy for a non-techie old guy to get up & running, but a lot of trial & error eventually got it done. A Paypal shopping cart wasn't too difficult to integrate and so far has worked OK.

Recently, my files size grew from actual 30 mb to over 2,200 mb increasing daily. My host suggested my files had been hacked and offered little advice except to start deleting questionable files. Well, it was learn on the job again and I managed over many days to select and delete the extra 2,000+ mb among which were .php application files which I THINK were the intrusion gateway. There were all kinds of other business including porno files stored in both intruded and legit folders.

So, I would advise including hacking security as part of your hosting package. I don't think I can recommend my hosting service, but I'm in too deep to start over. I now have to frequently check my files for signs of hacking, in fact I'm going there right now.
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05-17-2011, 06:17 AM,
#5
RE: Online store
Mack, don't mean to jack your thread, but you might need to know this someday.

Well, my files size is still slowly growing, up from 29 mb to 36 mb and I was unable to find the intruded files location. I just traced on my access log a Russian enterprise attempting to access hacked & deleted files. Any advise on how to proceed would be appreciated.
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05-17-2011, 11:15 AM,
#6
RE: Online store
(05-17-2011, 06:17 AM)Hawnjigs Wrote: Mack, don't mean to jack your thread, but you might need to know this someday.

Well, my files size is still slowly growing, up from 29 mb to 36 mb and I was unable to find the intruded files location. I just traced on my access log a Russian enterprise attempting to access hacked & deleted files. Any advise on how to proceed would be appreciated.

Sounds like it's time to start over somewhere else...
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05-17-2011, 06:23 PM,
#7
RE: Online store
try webs.com
aka Pbug2009
TEACHER!!!! Leave them kids alone
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05-18-2011, 12:06 AM,
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RE: Online store
(05-17-2011, 06:17 AM)Hawnjigs Wrote: Well, my files size is still slowly growing, up from 29 mb to 36 mb and I was unable to find the intruded files location. I just traced on my access log a Russian enterprise attempting to access hacked & deleted files. Any advise on how to proceed would be appreciated.


That should not be happening on a static website. A forum it is possible because things are 'written' to the databse all the time and given permission to happen without the control of the owner, there are holes to get through. For your site, there should be only one way in - your user and password and thats it!

I will try to write up what i think could be happening tomorrow at work - running out of time tonight. Question though... Have you had any viruses on YOUR computer or other computer that you use to access/change your website recently? Most simple thing to try 1st off, CHANGE THE PASSWORD you use to access/change your site. Exclamation
JigCraft.com : Co-Founder
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05-18-2011, 01:47 AM,
#9
RE: Online store
Having to start from scratch creating my 16 website pages, probably with different site building software to learn, is just more than I care to undertake at this time. webs.com had rather severe limits on # of items for sale, and no mention of site security.

I will immediately change my password. I think the access hole is server side tho, as attempting to block IP access from the suspected Russian hacker site to my compartment didn't seem to have any effect. Haven't noticed any malware infection symptoms on my computer, Microsoft Security Essentials guarding it was pretty highly rated by Consumer Reports.

The website files size seems to be continually growing, and the host Control Panel File Management tool seems inadequate to find the new files.
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