Catherine, For what it sounds like you want to achieve, you may be better off hiring someone to design a custom application for your company. If you do find a free (open source) application that almost does what you need, you will at least need to know how the language works in order to modify it to suit your needs. A good place to look for open source apps is Source Forge. Many of the best are written in php/mysql. They should not be too difficult to port over to Oracle. Here's their URL: http://www.sourceforge.net/ And this is where you'll find everything you ever wanted know about PHP: http://www.php.net/ and mysql: http://www.mysql.com/ Cheers, Beau -----Original Message----- From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Catherine Giayvia Sent: August 22, 2001 8:48 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] Question: E-commerce solution Hi all, I'm researching an e-commerce solution for my company. We need something as flexible as possible, which would allow us to not only design the look of the storefront, but also be hosted by us, and allow us to inventory to our own oracle database. If it were to be hosted elsewhere, we would at least need it to be remotely administerable. We're flexible in terms of server platforms, having both Unix and NT to work with. I don't know a lot about E-commerce, so any advice would be much appreciated. If there isn't a package to suit our needs out there, we'd also be interested in a development kit. I'm nearly overwhelmed by the plethora of software that's out there, so I'm really hoping that someone can help to narrow it down for me. Thanks mucho, Catherine _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !