I need some help.

By Krostael
Sep 6, 2003
  1. About a month ago my older brother came to me with an idea for an adult paysite. At the time i simply dismissed it as another one of his hair brained schemes,..but since then he has brought up some very good ideas, and convinced me that this could actually work lol.

    Anyways,..i have agreed to help him by constructing the website for him and acting as a webmaster for a portion of any profits that the site brings in. The only problem is,..ive never built a website before :D I do know conciderably more about computers than my brother,..so i'm the obvious choice between the two of us to take on this task.

    My question for all of you is,..where do i start?? Does anyone have any good links to sites or tutorials about website construction?? I definitly want something that will look professional and be secure so that people will actually have to pay to view the material.

    ANY advice is much appretiated.
    Thanks in advance,
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    A Beginner's Guide to HTML
    I haven't done much web programming either, so I am not much of a help, but I know there are others here that are.

    This guide will get your webpage started, but as far as the secureness and collecting credit card numbers and stuff like that, I'm sure that can get pretty hairy setting up the database and such.

    But I'll let someone else help you with that.
  3. dani_17

    dani_17 TS Rookie Posts: 146

    Well... before starting to make your site there are some things you have to be aware of. A site is going to need money to run at first, you will loose money the first months.

    Things to consider:

    - Copyright. Do you have the legal permits to sell the adult material. If you are selling pictures and videos that you collected through the web, as soon as you have some traffic and some money, you'll start to have problems. Selling stuff with a copyight you don't own is equal to selling pirated software.

    - Hosting. The hosting is the server and the bandwidth you are going to consume to run the site. You have to check out prices for that, and also look for a company that will actually host adult content. I'm afraid that you'll start spending minimum 100$ a month. That monthly payment will increase relative to your site traffic.

    - Domain name, what domain you'll take. 10-20$ 1-2 years registration.

    - Programming a dynamic site is quite complex. You need to find a solution to that. Billing credit card's is also another story. you need a merchant account and a account in the US. If not, then you'll have to stick with paypal or similars.

    - Securint the site is easier if you don't handle the credit cards. That means you don't store sensitive information in your database/application. That will be the case of almost every merchant account and paypal, where you only pass the information to them and they reply to your application with true or false (billing succesfull, billing unseccesfull).

    To make the people have to pay for the content you have different options. The best way is a complex application in a serverside programming enviroment (ASP, ASP.NET, JSP, PHP, CGI...etc) that will control the access to the different parts of your site.

    I think I'll leave it there... You are talking about a big project here, if as you said you want something professional. If you don't own the copyright of the pictures/videos... I would just leave the idea alone, it'll only bring you problems.

    Good Luck!!

    P.D. You can always open another techie website to make competence to Techspot and win money through banners... :D Just kidding...
  4. BBString

    BBString TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Try Coffee Cup, nice and easy web page creator or for the more experienced try Dreamweaver (you may want to get the dreamweaver bible though!). I can never be bothered to learn all HTML and JAVA still it would be good to get your head around some....

    good luck with it...... post the address on this site!

    The KING
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