What are the chances of PHP uploads in the future?

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I've got to the stage where I need to incorporate a few interactive features on my site and need server side scripts. I've set up an Apache web server at home and have been trying out a few php scripts.

I've been looking at a few other hosting options, and was wondering if Yola was considering the option of php uploads in the future... Maybe on a second server that would not be a security risk to the site builder ?? Just a thought ;)

I'm not moving my existing sites ... I just need a new site to accomplish this new feature.

http://travelsa.cc/
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Hi, Boomer
I would really like this too. I would like to be able to handle my own forms. I have thought of Amazon's "cloud" (s3 I think it's called) to remotely host it? Do you know anything about it? I haven't tried it yet--not sure if it would work.
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Hi diane,
I have had a look at S3. It's all a bit over my head. From what I understand it seems to be geared more at storing huge amounts of data. (images and video etc.)
It seems like you could handle your own forms using S3, but I wouldn't know how to impliment it at this stage.

I need to incorporate a "realtime availability" booking system on my site and need to seek some professional help in setting this up. I plan to host this on a new site and use iframes on my existing site to display the info. I guess I could use S3 to host my images, database and forms. I will let you know what I find out.

Damn... and I just paid for a 2 year Pro account with Jotform in December.
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Hi Boomer,

Highly unlikely. To hard to incorporate, and too high of a security risk. Also, only a small number of users like us want/need this feature and it wouldn't appeal to Yola's main userbase. It just wouldn't make sense on the business side of Yola.

Though it could be an Advanced User Package, separated from normal Yola which would use the Site Builders key functionality while allowing ftp upload and server side scripting. Kinda like the difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org, if you know what I mean.

Connor
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By not getting an "official" response on this thread, may I assume that Yola may be considering this option in the future? I do realise that this would not really be aimed at Yola's target market, but it will be the cherry on top of an already excellent product. C'mon guys I won't tell anyone ... It will be our little secret!
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Hey Boomer, a secret eh... right here in the public forum! This isn't currently on the roadmap, sorry I don't have better news for you. We would surely like to provide whatever would make your site building experience as good as possible, but uploads of this nature do pose a big risk. Maybe this option is something that our engineering team will tackle in the future, but right now I can say that it is not something we are looking at.

So I hear SA is awfully hot this time of year... I will be bringing my sun screen :)

Emmy
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Hell, and to think I waited 22 days for that bit of bad news ... and I was hoping so!
Sun screen hey? Does that mean we will be seeing you again soon?
Excellent news! I'll phone up SABMiller and tell them to be on standby ;)
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hahaha... SABMiller eh! Yep, will be invading Cape Town at the end of the month, Yipeeee!