Looking for a Web Host that supports membership account
I would like to set up an educational web site that provides lessons for learning chinese. I would like to the lessons to be accessible only to members who are up-to-date on payments. I checked out a number of web hosting providers and didn't see any thing like this. Searching for this feature is difficult, because I am not sure what it is called.
Can anyone tell me what this is called, how to search for it, or perhaps even a hosting service that provides this feature?
There is no specific hosting package for this, you will have to sign up with a host and install a CMS (like Caribou) that will do this for you. You can ask the host to install it for you if you don't know how. I don't know if there are any free CMSs that do this, but this is the route you will have to go. Search for a membership CMS (content management system) and see if you find anything of interest.
We have previously hosted a similar site - however, it was for an open-community based project with a "membership" login. The application used was Moodle which is a very popular open-source application and is widely used by various educational institutions.
I forget were I seen it but, there was a company that used WHMCS to bill the person and then had another website were you just login at, Drupal would be good if you dont know how to code a site like this.b
I've seen someone has recommended Moodle course management system. It is good and i can use it, but from what I've read you can probably use another content management system - such as MODx, Drupal or even Joomla. Besides those 3 there are a number of applications to use. However please note that all those are software and most web hosting providers deliver a hosting service only, even a number of applications are available as a one click installation on customer's account. You need a hosting company that offers SaaS Hosting plans build for a specific software applications.
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However please note that all those are software and most web hosting providers deliver a hosting service only, even a number of applications are available as a one click installation on customer's account.
I am not clear about this sentence. It seems like you are warning me about something, but I don't know what. I expect that a "hosting provider would deliver a hosting service only", and I will provide the content. What is it besides the service that the hosting company will not offer me? ... maybe it the programming needed to create an integrated proffesional looking site? I definitely need help setting up a site.
Can you tell me what a SaaS hosting plan is? Thanks!
According to the definition I found on wikipedia "whereby a provider licenses an application to customers for use as a service on demand." All the web hosting providers are using the SaaS model. It does not sound like much of a differentiator.
I am not sure I understand what you are trying to say, but I will definitely check out the providers you mentioned.