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    How to build dating site

    I want a website where users create their own accounts and create a profile for themself but they have to pay to create a profile. But then guests can view the profiles without paying. Is there a way to do this on the GoDaddy website builder?

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    Nate
    Super User II

    No, the website builder platform is not set-up for paid access or user profiles.  Basically when a website does something it requires software running in the background to do that thing.  So you would either need to write a program to do what you want or find a solution that's already been made.  You may want to look into a platform like WordPress where you can customize the backend and extend functionality with plug-ins.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/

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    Nate
    Super User II

    No, the website builder platform is not set-up for paid access or user profiles.  Basically when a website does something it requires software running in the background to do that thing.  So you would either need to write a program to do what you want or find a solution that's already been made.  You may want to look into a platform like WordPress where you can customize the backend and extend functionality with plug-ins.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/

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    MrVapor
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    @katiebarnsss 

     

    To add to what @Nate said, you'll also want to keep in mind that you're going to need dedicated resources for a community like that. Shared hosting won't work for that kind of website. Not if it has any sort of real traffic, anyway. You're going to want to look at getting a high-end VPS or a dedicated server.



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    TLH
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    Hi @katiebarnsss,

     

    Welcome to the Community!

    The previous replies are correct. Websites+Marketing won't be able to deliver that kind of website. As starters, you may want to look into the various applications you can add to a cPanel Hosting plan. If you're familiar with WordPress, there are a variety of plugins that may help you accomplish a dating site. You can add those to a Managed WordPress plan and search for those here

     

    After your site gets going, @MrVapor is correct. Successful traffic could mean upgrading your shared hosting to a Business or VPS plan.

     

     

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