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    Question Hiring someone to converting ASP Classic to PHP
    I have developed a website template in Classic ASP using css that I like. Now what I would like to do is convert this template into PHP, which I know nothing about.

    What I am thinking of doing is hiring someone who knows both ASP & PHP very well and convert 3 pages of my site with a lot of documentation in the PHP code. Each page contains several includes for Header, Footer, Menu, etc… which I would also want in the PHP pages as well.

    So my questions are:

    How do I go about hiring someone to do this??

    They would have to connect to my MYSQL database so do I give them the connection information to my real or should I create a copy of my real database with temp passwords etc???

    Would I need to setup an FTP account for them to upload/down my code??

    What would I expect to pay for such a project say 3 pages with say 200-300 lines of code including includes per page.

    Anyone ever do this and if so do you have anyone who you recommend??
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    Have you thought about posting these specs on eLance and see what the market thinks it would cost? I have never paid for a conversion but my guess is that it would be far cheaper than a bottom-up build. My guess is it wouldn't be more than a couple hundred dolloars.

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    I will check out the site, one of my concerns is I have no idea what to ask for and how much information I need to give them. Kind of a nervouse about giving a stanger information about my sites (sql database) but I think in this case it will be the best option.

    Thanks for the reply...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kse View Post
    ... They would have to connect to my MYSQL database so do I give them the connection information to my real or should I create a copy of my real database with temp passwords etc???

    Would I need to setup an FTP account for them to upload/down my code??

    What would I expect to pay for such a project say 3 pages with say 200-300 lines of code including includes per page. ...
    1. Database access: You could dump the database to a SQL file and provide that file so the developer can recreate the database locally for development locally. Otherwise, yes, create a copy of the database with its own username/password. The final PHP code should have the username/password in one central location that you can change later for the live version.

    2. FTP access: If developer uses their own server for development, provide all the files via a .zip file; then they send a .zip to you with the finished PHP/CSS files that you upload (and modify the MySQL login). Otherwise, yes, create a temporary FTP username/password.

    3. Cost: Probably at most US$100 per page. Final cost depends upon the complexity of what your ASP is doing.

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    Thanks for the advice David just the suggestions I am looking for.
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