Commercial web application systems used to be expensive at one
time. With the advent of open source solutions such applications
are not only available for free but in many cases they are
superior to commercial systems.
Now anyone can have access to advanced systems and scripts such
as content management systems, forums, auction scripts,
ecommerce systems, shopping carts, photgallery applications and
more. Some example scripts are provided below.
Content Management Systems * Drupal * Mambo Open Source *
PHPNuke * PostNuke * XOOPS
E-Commerce Systems * OsCommerce
Image Gallery Scripts * Image Gallery
Message Forums * phpBB2
Blogs * WordPress
You can install the scripts yourself on your webserver. You will
need to download the script from the original source site. Unzip
the source files and follow the installation steps. The
installation steps are usually easy as long as the basic
requirements are working currectly in your system. Basic
requirements can include database (for example: MySQL), web
server (for example: Apache) and programming language parser
(for example: PHP).
If you find the installation difficult or too time consuming,
you can hire a professional script installation service provider
such as Script Jockeys. They can installs scripts such as the
ones listed above.
Their services include: * Script installation and customization
* Script debugging / troubleshooting * CGI, Perl and PHP scripts
* Scripts utilizing MySQL databases
Though I haven’t tried their services, you can find more about