jetsmike73
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self hosted ecommerce site

Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:42 am

I have had my pi for a few weeks now and was wandering Is the pi capable of running your own ecommerce site on I have googled around a bit but can't find any info

Thanks

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malakai
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Re: self hosted ecommerce site

Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:54 am

Yes and no. Yes it is capable of it the no part is it can't handle huge amounts of traffic. If you imagine that a store slowly grows if you took your profits and prepared for an upgrade when needed then it is a totally viable concept. Just stay away from bloated projects and focus on security you could also just host simple pages and have checkout handled by something like paypal for example or google checkout.
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Re: self hosted ecommerce site

Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:03 am

thanks for your reply I have a small site running now with paypal For payment. its just for a hobby it only has very small traffic so was looking if the pi could handle it and what software would do ?

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Re: self hosted ecommerce site

Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:09 am

This thread talks about server comparisons http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... he#p229454

It links to this page http://www.jeremymorgan.com/blog/progra ... omparison/

I haven't dug into webservers or sql but it seems a good starting point
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