We are looking to create a professional networking site and want you to be a part. We are looking for a product/script that is functional, stable and professional. Our knowledgeable web developer has purchased and installed phpfox 1.5.1 on 2 domains and 1.1 on another, but is coming to the conclusion that, though phpfox might be heading in the right direction, it is currently slow even though we have basically no traffic on those installations/sites.
This project involves solving the speed and stability issues we're having with our phpfox installation.
The main issue is that most pages have slow loading times. These slow load times range from 8 seconds to 30 seconds. The site is not published and so there is basically no traffic except when our staff is testing the sites. 2 installations are running on the same brand-new, low-load, high-quality virtual private server and another is hosted on a high-end shared server.
There has been some modifications done via phpfox's control panel, mostly to speed the site up. There are no more than 12 members per each of our installations.
The main goal of the project is to get the average load times for all pages to be less than 10 seconds, and less than 5 seconds for the ideal situation.
The second goal (estimated separately) is to incorporate these additional features/sections of the site:
Auction items are posted by the site members. Items are categorized by type of item. There should be a way for the bidder to know where the item is located and where it is shipped from. It may be a good idea to link to the user's (the seller) profile page from the item page. Items are sortable and searchable by current bid price, location, time remaining and possibly other columns.
Paypal would probably be the method used to allow the winning bidder to pay the seller.
-A system giving users flexibility to submit Visa, MasterCard, AMex credit card information as a method of paying us for membership fees, classified sales, classified posting, auction posting fees. Currently, phpfox only allows for paypal payments.
-An ad system which tracks, stores and reports impressions, clicks, conversions and ratios by city, country, location on the page and location in the site and possibly some other measurements.
-Allow members to upload videos and showcase them after our staff approves the content
-Member profile search (ability to search on some or all fields), including a zip code or city proximity search
-Integrating a video section which will work like phpfox's member gallery (i.e. the site's home page or video tab on the home page could show recently uploaded or most popular videos from different members)
-Ability to choose the status of the own member's calendar pr event list (public to private) and allow members to subscribe to other public member or group calendars and display them in their own calendars