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Where is a website built of sub-websites?

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I'm not sure what to call what I want, but I will describe my intent,
hoping that someone will offer a resource for a ready-built solution.

I sell construction products to a group of about 50 subcontractors.
Some of them have their own websites, but many do not. I want to
offer my clients a central site that can host sub-sites, one for each
client. All will be under my domain:
my-domain.com/customer1
my-domain.com/customer2
etc.

This will be a free service I am offering them - sort of a promotional
tool, like a digital coffee cup. Therefore, I need to minimize my own
involvement in maintaining the site. I want each client to be able to
individually administer his/her own site. They should be able to
create webpages (perhaps reporting on their general capabilities or on
major projects they have completed) from a set of pre-designed
templates. I want them to only have to enter text and upload images.
There should be a separate admin function for each client, with
username and password facilities.

I could program such a system, I suppose, using a templating system
like Smarty. Perhaps I could find plugins that would provide the
admin functions. However, I was hoping that this rather elementary
problem had already been solved and someone could point me in the
right direction.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Jul 17 '05 #1
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Step 1: find a good web host. you can go to http://hosting.edealseek.com to
pick one of the best hosting deals.
Step 2: make an FTP account for each sub users. you need 50 FTP accounts, so
you may need to pick the one with unlimited FTP account. I remember the #1
ranked host on hosting.edealseek.com has unlimited FTP
Step 3: make sure each FTP account can only access to their own sub
directery. this is an easy set up once you signed up the hosting plan.
Step 4: give the username and password to each of your client

If you want a standrad template, you can find many free online. In fact,
many hosts on http://hosting.edealseek.com offer you free templates too.
Good luck
I'm not sure what to call what I want, but I will describe my intent,
hoping that someone will offer a resource for a ready-built solution.

I sell construction products to a group of about 50 subcontractors.
Some of them have their own websites, but many do not. I want to
offer my clients a central site that can host sub-sites, one for each
client. All will be under my domain:
my-domain.com/customer1
my-domain.com/customer2
etc.

This will be a free service I am offering them - sort of a promotional
tool, like a digital coffee cup. Therefore, I need to minimize my own
involvement in maintaining the site. I want each client to be able to
individually administer his/her own site. They should be able to
create webpages (perhaps reporting on their general capabilities or on
major projects they have completed) from a set of pre-designed
templates. I want them to only have to enter text and upload images.
There should be a separate admin function for each client, with
username and password facilities.

I could program such a system, I suppose, using a templating system
like Smarty. Perhaps I could find plugins that would provide the
admin functions. However, I was hoping that this rather elementary
problem had already been solved and someone could point me in the
right direction.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Jul 17 '05 #2

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On Sun, 11 Apr 2004 06:38:15 GMT, "Deal Finder" <ho*****@us.us> wrote:
Step 1: find a good web host. you can go to http://hosting.edealseek.com to
pick one of the best hosting deals.
Step 2: make an FTP account for each sub users. you need 50 FTP accounts, so
you may need to pick the one with unlimited FTP account. I remember the #1
ranked host on hosting.edealseek.com has unlimited FTP
Step 3: make sure each FTP account can only access to their own sub
directery. this is an easy set up once you signed up the hosting plan.
Step 4: give the username and password to each of your client

If you want a standrad template, you can find many free online. In fact,
many hosts on http://hosting.edealseek.com offer you free templates too.
Good luck


Thanks for your response, but I do not think it was an answer to my
question. Perhaps I did not describe the matter correctly.

I want my clients to be able to build, using templates, their own
websites, under my master website. Unless I do not understand FTP at
all, it seems to me that separate FTP accounts will only allow them to
upload files that they have created on their own, but that is too
complicated a process to expect. My clients have no experience or
knowledge of how to construct a website.

The client should be able to:
1. Go to my site and sign on with username & password.
2. Be presented with a secure administration page that is his/hers
alone, not accessable to other people. This page is where the client
manages the building of his sub-website. Templates should be
available for easy text entry and image-uploading.
3. After uploading images and entering text, the customer submits the
completed template to his site, and it appears as part of the client's
sub-website under my master site.

This problem must have already been solved, and my bet is there are
free, GPU'ed, ready-to-use systems one can download, install and be
up and running in an hour. I just do not know where to find them. If
you could help in that regard, I would be most appreciative.

Jul 17 '05 #3

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I think you will find what you are looking for on:

http://www.hotscripts.com/cgi-bin/se...b+site&catid=a
ll

Altergothen.
www.lobotomy.co.za.

"Mike" <fi**********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:pp********************************@4ax.com...
On Sun, 11 Apr 2004 06:38:15 GMT, "Deal Finder" <ho*****@us.us> wrote:
Step 1: find a good web host. you can go to http://hosting.edealseek.com topick one of the best hosting deals.
Step 2: make an FTP account for each sub users. you need 50 FTP accounts, soyou may need to pick the one with unlimited FTP account. I remember the #1ranked host on hosting.edealseek.com has unlimited FTP
Step 3: make sure each FTP account can only access to their own sub
directery. this is an easy set up once you signed up the hosting plan.
Step 4: give the username and password to each of your client

If you want a standrad template, you can find many free online. In fact,
many hosts on http://hosting.edealseek.com offer you free templates too.
Good luck


Thanks for your response, but I do not think it was an answer to my
question. Perhaps I did not describe the matter correctly.

I want my clients to be able to build, using templates, their own
websites, under my master website. Unless I do not understand FTP at
all, it seems to me that separate FTP accounts will only allow them to
upload files that they have created on their own, but that is too
complicated a process to expect. My clients have no experience or
knowledge of how to construct a website.

The client should be able to:
1. Go to my site and sign on with username & password.
2. Be presented with a secure administration page that is his/hers
alone, not accessable to other people. This page is where the client
manages the building of his sub-website. Templates should be
available for easy text entry and image-uploading.
3. After uploading images and entering text, the customer submits the
completed template to his site, and it appears as part of the client's
sub-website under my master site.

This problem must have already been solved, and my bet is there are
free, GPU'ed, ready-to-use systems one can download, install and be
up and running in an hour. I just do not know where to find them. If
you could help in that regard, I would be most appreciative.

Jul 17 '05 #4

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