eBook downloading and integrated payment on my site

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Can PayPal Download Manager be used on a Synthasite website, which requires a host to offer "php, mysql, ioncube"? If not, is there a widget that offers integration of instant download of an eBook, etc., with secure payment from within a site built and hosted here (via Synthasite)?
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ACE

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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hi Ace

I am sorry I seem to have overlooked this question! The Paypal Download Manager looks like an excellent service. We do not have a widget that offers anything similar at this time.

I would need to know a little more about the script they provide to know if it would work with SynthaSite, however.

If you have access to this product could you email a copy of the script to support@synthasite.com so that I can try it out? You could also try it yourself by pasting the script into the HTML widget in SynthaSite.
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ACE

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The script itself is the commercial product that I'm trying to decide to buy or not to buy. The Paypal Download Manager looks like a great product. The company that sells it said all I needed to run it is a host that offers "php, mysql, ioncube." There must be someone in programming/coding/scripting at Synthasite who knows the answer about these three requirements (without my buying the software first). If you have them, I'll buy the software; if you don't, I won't. It's that simple (or, they told me, I could host my site elsewhere, but I'm not trying to jump ship at this point). Thanks.
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Hi

We do not allow you to add your own (or in this case purchased) php scripts to a synthasite hosted site. If you want to download your site and host somewhere which does allow you to execute custom php code then you could use it that way otherwise hosted with us it cannot be executed.
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You could use Payloadz.com and create a link to direct your customers to the payloadz payment and downloading platform which is fully integrated into paypal
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Thank you pittan! We really appreciate your input.
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ACE

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Thank you for the idea, pittan. That looks like a great product too. I will have to look into it more to see if it would work with a Synthasite site (using a link) as you suggest it might, without the issue Synthasite has with PayPal Download Manager (using php code)..... But I am starting to get in over my head here!
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You are most welcomed. This is what forums and networking is all about - sharing ideas. I have used payloadz script on my website and it works perfectly. Any ideas how to create tables using synthasite editor?
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ACE

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Pittan: Glad to hear you have had good experiences using Payloadz.
Your question about creating tables is a good one (that I cannot answer) but deserves a whole new question to be posted (as a separate topic). I think a lot of others would be interested in that as well.
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Does this mean I cannot add a section for Paypal to purchase an ebook or other goods on my site? Or is there another service that i need to use?
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Paypal buttons work fine. It is this particular product: Paypal Download Manager, which requires you to execute php scripts which would be problematic at this stage.
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ACE

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Todd: I have a PayPal button on my site for the purchase of the single eBook (for starters). I believe it works well, but my question here concerned getting set up so that I don't have to go in and interactively see that payment has been made and then deliver the eBook to the buyer (as an emailed pdf or as an emailed link to the file or even---as a last resort---as a paper printout, mailed). The buyer instead will be able to download the digital product instantly from my webpage---without my action or intervention. Sales/delivery would be 24/7/365 and without delays. What a concept!
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The limitation is only when you need to execute custom php code on your site hosted on our servers. Paypal buttons are link to their server and the execution of the code happens there as is Payloadz.com a link to another system i.e. does not execute anything on our server
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Jason: Okay, now I have a better understanding of the differences among the three ideas or setups. Thanks.