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    Unhappy Contract ?

    I want to know how much would a programmer take to make a database, simple one that simply stores information about users and their personnal information ?

    Would it be 1000$ contract? 2000 ?

    Plz help me, im tryin to find someone to build database for my company.

    Thanks for your time!

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    Sounds like all you need is perhaps 2 tables with an inner join at the very most. While I'd love to charge you $1000, $200 sounds far more fair. Do you know what type of DB you need? Ms Access, MS SQL, MySQL...any idea?
    If you tells us how the DB will be used (what's accessing/adding info) then that should narrow the field a little.
    There are lots of guys around here that could do it for you in no time at all, myself included. To be honest, I'm too busy to take on any more work atm, but if you provide some more info we'll get you sorted out quick smart

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    Yep....if you can post a bit more info about the database, we will have a better idea. Doesn't sound like a big job though. Oh and yes I would be interested if you haven't already found someone
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    Do you need just the database setup or HTML pages to access and administer it as well. The real cost is in the latter.
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    html pages?

    more like PHP or ASP pages (or another server side scripting language). There are a lott of db-frontends that are so easy to use to create and administer a db yourself.

    But making it work in a web or desktop environment could be trickyer (as Vlassy already pointed out). So it would be nice if we could get some more info from you so that we can maybe offer a quote or simply make some suggestions about easy to use db-formats or frontends.
    It could be as simple as getting MsAccess and create a few 'datapages' inthere and you have a 'real' db-driven webapplication.
    But on the other hand, i can easely imagine a more powerfull app that could take a few weeks coding and that would justify a $2000 quote...
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    Question

    What I need is a website that communicates with a database, preferably mySQL or CGI, I dont really know how it works, but those two are included by my web space provider, in their support sheet.

    What I do need to know is: Which database is suitable? SQL, JSP, ASP, CGI, PHP, others?

    I heard that CGI is not a database language, its more of a interface? I dont know thought... Not my field...

    I need a website on which a customer comes in, puts its information and registers, then logs into hes account and looks at the details, and can pay from there, and log out.

    I myself would need to see the whole database in my account after logging in, to understand the needs of my customers, and whom I am dealing with.

    Thats about all I guess...

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    OK...you need an entire site then, not just a database.
    CGI is a language, MySQL is the database.
    By the looks of the info you provided, this is what you're after:
    a MySQL database with an ASP backended site. All of a sudden your original quotes are sounding far more realistic.

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    if your host provides mySQL, then it's more likely they will also support PHP instead of ASP (--> practically only runs on Windows Professional or Windows Server, and such hosting is usualy more expensinve and would come with MsServer as a database). ASP (=classical ASP and not ASP.NET) would not be your best backendoption. Its not a realy longtermsollution + you'll have a harder time finding 'mySQL and ASP wise' programmers. (I'm one, but i don't have time now).

    I need a website on which a customer comes in, puts its information and registers, then logs into hes account and looks at the details, and can pay from there, and log out.
    Thefirst part of your request isn't a problem. It's more a less something every experienced programmer will already have somewhere lying around (or else they should only riun a search a www.hotscripts.com for a useradministration system)
    But then the 'paying' enters the frame. This means that security should be made a bit tighter + that you'd need to get an account on some paymentservice or so + that it needs to be integrated. Not that hard, but you'll need to pick a company that will handle your payments (like PayPal or so). Writing this as a custommade service could get rather complex and expensive.
    I myself would need to see the whole database in my account after logging in, to understand the needs of my customers, and whom I am dealing with.
    Again, something most coders allready have or can easely find somewhere. It's basically just a small admin-section.

    So it comes down to : rather standard product, that can easely be created from an e-commerce or shopping cart application (plenty of those are available for free http://www.hotscripts.com/PHP/Script...ent/index.html , http://www.hotscripts.com/PHP/Script...rce/index.html). Only tricky part may be the paymenthandling, but here again, there are easy to integrate services (for paypal, see http://www.hotscripts.com/PHP/Script...Pal/index.html) if you would be willing to take an account somewhere. (this comes with a small recurent cost)
    a good coder should be able to create this rather quickly, unless you have specific needs that are not covered by the packages/code they start from. But you'll non the less be looking at about $1000 (a day or so fintetuning your requirements, a day or three setting it up, a day testing, some customisations/fixes after testing ...)
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    Could do it in JScript.Net, if you are insane that is.


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