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Hyprlock and Database


 
KewlKat007 Is any sort of database created?  I noticed that systems such as CB Vault keep a user database.  I am looking for something like that, however, I would like to be able to have my own database.

I remember a year or two back there was an online version of Hyprlock where authors could install the website script to keep a database.

Will that version ever come back again?  It would be great if so.  One feature that I can think of is if that were to happen, people could integrate the database with other scripts such as a helpdesk system so that when users register they would automatically have an account created with whatever helpdesk system the author uses.


Posted on: 6:49 am on January 17, 2008
rlemire KewlKat007;

HYPrLock does not use a database system, but you are right, there used to be a version that did offer an online database. That system was designed to save the whopping a monthly fee charged by online services.

The HYPrLock Database system worked perfectly and a few programs were sold to Activ users. However setting up a user controlled database system was much too difficult for most "do it yourself" customers. Even selling the program for $150.00 plus did not cover the amount of time spent trying to explain how to use the system. I also discovered that a lot of time was wasted fiddling with the data, most of which was totally useless. In the end the only data you really need is the payment notice from PayPal or ClickBank.

There was also another downside to an online database system, that is the requirement for an eBook customer to constantly "log" in and have his access to the eBook monitored (to see if a refund was requested or issued).

All of these negative consequences let to the development of a system that worked better and more efficiently without a database or constant monitoring. You still get automatic password activation and refund disabling plus other features like Ultra PDF protection and "BuyNow" distribution (eBay and shopping cart services) without the hassle of setting up and maintaining a database.

As a side note; HYPrLock Security for the "BuyNow" system does maintain a flat file quasi database record system that keeps track of every download. That file includes the customers email address, IP address, the product and the date of sale. However, once the customer has downloaded his product and activated the eBook password, no further contact is maintained or recorded.

I suppose an industrious coder could use that file to capture a list of email addresses and distribute a follow up service, but it would require some advanced PHP scripting. If you were capable of that kind of scripting though, it would make more sense to use those skills to design an "AJAX" system right in your eBook that could connect directly with an online helpdesk.

rlemire


Posted on: 8:17 am on January 17, 2008
KewlKat007 AJAX sounds interesting.  I have head of it, but never really looked in to it.  It's pretty much based upon JavaScript.  I haven't done JS in so long I'm going to have to read some tutorials to jog my memory.

In regards to PHP I have used, installed, and done basic tweaks to PHP scripts for a few years.  My current website runs off of the Joomla! 1.5 CMS.  The most "from scrratch" PHP I've done is write my own form processor with basic security features (e.g. http referer limitations, strip HTML, etc).

I will be reading up on AJAX now as it says you can connect to databases.  I was looking in to using the osTicket helpdesk system (nice php-based free helpdesk).

What I am envisioning one day is when people pay for the ebook, they will be taken to a form in the ebook that will allow them to input their username and password of their choice.

After much thought, it would be a whole lot easier and simpler to just redirect people after purchase to the registration page for the helpdesk.  


Posted on: 2:06 am on January 18, 2008

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