My name is Gary and I have just singed up to Daniweb. I am currently looking into how to setup an ecommerce website for my mother in law who hands makes her own jewlery in South Africa.
What she is wanting is a website to showcase her pieces and have a world wide market.
I have been looking into using a Website template as there seems to be some excellent sites available, with the obvious changes required within either dreamweaver and photoshop, which I am comfortable with doing.
However, this will be an Ecommerce site, so I am unfamiliar with the following:
"Software Required: Hosting with PHP5x and MySQL5x; Apache only (on Unix/Freebsd/Linux/Windows); osCommerce runs on most server specific configurations ranging from dedicated servers to shared servers that utilize different PHP configurations such as register_globals (should be ON) and safe_mode restrictions"
What does this mean?
I am also researching how to setup the actual credit card transaction process once items have been placed into the basket, again any help out there?
Any suggestions on good host providers?
I am very new to this, I have never setup or managed a website before and would be very grateful for any advice or assistance that anyone reading this could offer.
We are based in Durban, South Africa.