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which language is best suitable for E-commerce site

Discussion in 'Programming' started by Jntuhub Kartheek, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. #1
    Hi Guys,
    I am planning an E-commerce Bussiness Some what similar to Ebay model. Except Second hands , Simply Point for sellers & Buyes.

    I dont have min programming knowledge , So I will Give Designing part to Third party members. Here the issue is Choosing Programming Language For webdesign.

    PHP vs Asp.net , although many conversations are there over internet. i saw general discussions based on normal sites. I dint find e-commerce related.

    So , i need a Suggestions , "which language is good for e-commerce site"

    In terms of Security / Cost / Speed / SEO / ease of upgrades / etc.

    One more Q is , can i upgrade from php to Asp.net later?
    Jntuhub Kartheek, Jul 11, 2013 IP
  2. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Well-Known Member

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    Believe most of the ecommerce scripts out there use PHP
    gkd_uk, Jul 11, 2013 IP
  3. sigmainfo

    sigmainfo Active Member

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    #3
    PHP will be better option for you.

    Which ecommerce platform you have already choosen?

    Yes, you can upgrade it later to Asp.Net or any other.
    sigmainfo, Jul 12, 2013 IP
  4. Jntuhub Kartheek

    Jntuhub Kartheek Active Member

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    #4
    thanks for the replys,
    does HTML can also full fills all requirements for e-commerce site?
    Jntuhub Kartheek, Jul 12, 2013 IP
  5. ColorWP.com

    ColorWP.com Notable Member

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    Definitely NOT! HTML is a markup, not a programming language. You can build static pages with HTML, but you will never achieve truely dynamic tools without a programming language.

    I would personally recomment PHP, since I have most experience with it. It's very easy to learn and use for beginners. Don't ignore existing frameworks (Yii, CodeIgniter) or CMS-es built for this purpose (osCommerce) or general ones you can adapt to your needs (WordPress).

    If you need consulting, we at ColorWP.com will gladly help.
    ColorWP.com, Jul 12, 2013 IP
  6. Code Developer

    Code Developer Active Member

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    Yes,HTML is a markup language not programming language.There are few scripts which you can use:

    http://www.cs-cart.com/multivendor.html [$985]
    http://www.ixxocart.com/ [$1495]
    http://www.x-cart.com/ [$195]
    http://premium.wpmudev.org/project/frame-market-theme/ [Membership]
    http://www.netartmedia.net/en_PHP+Mall.html[$399]
    http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/catalog/product/view/id/15283/ [$349]
    http://www.opencart.com/index.php?route=extension/extension/info&extension_id=5213 [$140]
    http://www.hikashop.com/en/hikashop/hikamarket-multivendor.html [€179]
    http://extend.thecartpress.com/products/marketplace-ecommerce/ [$99]
    http://getshopped.org/fpt-plugins/multiple-vendors-plugin/ [Free]
    https://drupal.org/project/commerce [Free]
    http://www.prestashop.com/ [$150]
    http://www.subtabz.com/our-packages/amazon-clone/[$99]
    Code Developer, Jul 12, 2013 IP
  7. scriptjerk

    scriptjerk Member

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    PHP is the most popular, and for a good reason, it works, it makes sense and its powerful.
    I use php to build custom e-commerce solutions for many.
    scriptjerk, Jul 13, 2013 IP
  8. qtriangle

    qtriangle Active Member

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    If you are just starting, look at opencart.
    You will definitely like it.
    For more complex stores you have option of Magento.
    You should be able to meet any requirements of ecommerce using these CMS.
    qtriangle, Jul 16, 2013 IP
  9. windxtgr

    windxtgr Greenhorn

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    PHP would be the answer
    windxtgr, Jul 18, 2013 IP
  10. admin xxx

    admin xxx Greenhorn

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    HTML haha. Programming the site by hand with PHP (with the help of MYSQL) is a complicated job ,It took me more then a couple years to learn and understand PHP (maybe Im just dump) but it's well worth the time investment if you decide to do so. There should be a few ecommerce CMS system's out there that you can use
    admin xxx, Jul 18, 2013 IP
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    khalid ahmed Peon

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    If you are looking for something big take Magento commerce. best e-commerce software in the market, but developer are expensive too..
    khalid ahmed, Jul 19, 2013 IP
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    gaurav19 Greenhorn

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    #12
    Php is not a complete programming language,it is a markup language.
    Selection of language for eCommerce depends on the requirements.
    There are some popular languages which can be helpful for you such as php, asp.net, html etc; you can choose one of them.
    gaurav19, Jul 23, 2013 IP
  13. Tom Webb

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    As most people here are saying PHP would be one of the best way to go about starting your own eCommerce site. One thing that hasn't been mentioned yet other then briefly is the use of MySQL with the site also. One of the neat things about having an eCommerce site in the way you are wanting to do it(like ebay) is having the ability to have the user input the information for what they are selling and then having that being coded on the fly to show up in a list format, like eBay. One of the easiest ways I've found of doing this, if you plan on building from the ground up instead of using a CMS, is with PHP and heavy use of MySQL. To give you an example of that take a look at WordPress. Every file in WordPress ends in .php(other then the "make up" of the site ie css). In the back end of your site where your database is, WordPress creates its own database so that when you update something you are able to see it update on your site(thanks to php pulling the data from the database) and also in the back end of your database. PHP is an Extremely powerful language and becomes even more so when mixed with others(MySQL, jQuery, ajax, etc.) and should be one of the first languages you look at for coding an eCommerce site in.
    Tom Webb, Jul 29, 2013 IP