How do templates become websites?
I host a site with godaddy.com, and have spent
some time learning how to use their system, called
"website tonight". My site has serious
limitations with building a members list. I need to
have my next site be much more "full service", and stepped up professionally, using a flash template. I know I need SQL, but don't know who is a provider. But
godaddy says they don't have a department to host a
website built in other formats than their formats.
Interestingly enough they said that "if I got it to a
point where it was a website, and was coded, that they
could host it. But they couldn't tell me how to get
What is/are the step(s) that bridges what I know how to do with website tonight into building a site using a template?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
godaddy has the capabillity to do the functions you want but they are not going to build it for you. A template is a site that is waiting to be customized. the code you most likly need is PHP. Almost all hosts support php &sql. USing a flash template will complicate things even more as you will need to know Action Scripting to do all your server side functionality. I would suggest you go on the hunt for free HTML templates with php databases all setup. You can find all kinds of coded php files for membership sites here: www.sourceforge.net. I found a ton of them. But you might want to google for templates also. php is very tricky to edit on your own machine unles your running a server. good luck!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
GoDaddy is lying to you - I *HAVE* websites hosted by them that are built using *MY* format - I build all my own sites, since I earn my living writing code, and I've never had a problem uploading any site I wrote to their server.
Of course that means that you'd have to learn how to actually write the site you want - if you want it pre-built, you have to use what the hosting company provides, and no hosting company provides a site builder that builds you a database-capable site that uses flash.
Bottom line is that you can't do it the way you want to do it - either learn to write it or use what they give you.