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What do Software Scripts do on a Website?

Website software and scripts are programs embedded into your website that let it become interactive and much more useful. Whether you just want a Calendar to keep track of events or something more robust such as a shopping cart or forum, software is the behind the scenes machine that makes it work. They can be quite complex consisting of hundreds of "pages" which is why web work of this nature is rarely priced "per page" or by the job. While you might only "see" 10-15 pages, there may be hundreds of pages "behind the scenes" that make the site work. Some take quite a bit of time to install, others minutes and it isn't always evident unless you've worked with the program before. Because these programs can be quite complex, it doesn't make sense to "reinvent the wheel" by creating them from "scratch" if your application needs can be satisfied by software already available.

Website software comes in many categories but a few are:

  • Calendars
  • Galleries and Photo Posting software
  • Blogs & Journals
  • Surveys
  • Forums
  • Shopping Carts
  • Auctions
  • Directory & Community
  • Polls & Surveys
  • Industry Specific (ie: Real Estate, Restaurant, DJ, Education, Booking Software)
  • Mailing Lists and Newsletters
  • Tracking & Cookie Software
  • Billing & Time Management
  • Content Management (CMS)
  • Mapping
  • and more

Usually, unless your application requirements are very new or very unusual, something is likely available that can be adapted to your needs. Software comes in two types - installed on your server with your website, or linked to your website. You usually have more customizing ability if it's installed on your own server.

Programs can be written in a variety of "languages" - PHP, Pearl, Javascript, Java, and ASP to name a few. It's imperative that your hosting has these languages installed if you plan to put the software on the same host as your website or the software won't work.

There are also two types of programming used - open source and proprietary. Open source means that the code underlying the software is "open" and available for adaptation and customizing by programmers that know the language. Proprietary means the code is "hidden" and if you want changes to the way the program works, you must contact the manufacturer and see if they are willing to add or change a feature for a fee which they may or may not be willing to do - and it can be quite expensive. If you like a proprietary software, make sure it does exactly what you need before you buy!

Most software lends itself to minor design modifications (colors, fonts) so that you can make it look like it's part of your website. How much the software can be adapted will depend on how it's written and where it's stored (your server or theirs). This is something to discuss with your web professional before you purchase.

Programs such as these are what makes a great website - gone are the days of looking at static pages that did nothing. Visitors want interaction! With web software it's an easy and less expensive way to give them what they demand!

We offer a wide variety of "free" software with our hosting services (does not include installation or customization):

  • Advanced Poll
  • AutoIndex
  • b2Evolution
  • bbClone
  • Coppermine Photo Gallery
  • CSLH (live help)
  • DocFAQ
  • eGroupware
  • Gallery
  • Geeklog
  • GTChat
  • Mambo (CMS)
  • Openbiblio (web library)
  • Oscommerce
  • Owl (document repository)
  • phpAds
  • phpBB
  • phpBugtracker
  • phpDig (search)
  • phpMoney
  • phpMyFamily (geneology)
  • phpSurveyer
  • phpWebsite (CMS)
  • phpWiki
  • pLog (Blog)
  • pmMachinefree
  • PostNuke
  • SiteFrame
  • TellMe
  • TUTOS (team org. software)
  • Typo
  • VebiMiau (Web mail)
  • Web Calendar
  • Web Shop Manager (cart)
  • Wordpress
  • XRMS (contact software)
  • AutoIndex

Looking for something specific?  We also offer purchased PHP scripts for:

  • Affiliate websites
  • Auction websites
  • Auto Dealers
  • Business Directories
  • Classified Ads
  • Credit Repair
  • Download Store
  • Detective
  • Freelance
  • Guestbook
  • Home Business
  • Hot or Not Script
  • Image Hosting
  • Job Search
  • Jokes
  • Form downloads
  • Medical
  • Health
  • Top Sites
  • Travel Agency
  • Restaurant
  • Reviews
  • Webrings
  • Wedding websites

We provide customizations to any of our scripted websites

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subs. of C O'Malley & Associates LLC

Located in Trenary, MI 49891 in the UP

Phone: (517) 518-6088


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Software for dynamic web content

Web programs are software that are added to your website to give it interactivity. The choice available is a bit overwhelming, but we can help you choose the best software for your business. Web software often uses a database to make updating and maintaining the web site easier. Whether you want to take a credit cards, enter content yourself, have a discussion panel among co-workers, a private area with login....or have a poll, calendar or classified ad - all require web software programs. You COULD have someone build a custom program, however that is quite expensive and usually cost prohibitive to the average small business website owner.

A better solution is a "free" "canned" or "open source" program. What that means is someone has already considered the process you need, and has already crafted software to do the job. When you use this approach to dynamic website developement, it's just a matter of installing and configuring the software on your hosting. Someone has probably already created the application you need and offers it at a cost much less than you'd pay building it from scratch. Purchasing a dynamic website solution is a much more cost effective way to create a database driven, dynamic website. It may even be available as part of a hosting package. It's very important the hosting used will support the software so we recommend you allow us to choose the best hosting for your software. Most also have regular updates (for discovered security holes and added features).

Over 50 million Americans are currently online at work, according to a new report from eMarketer and The Wall Street Journal. Engaging content means they'll spend more time on your website and less time on your competitor's. A website with interactive features allows you to accept payments securely, book events, take requests, stay in contact with your customers, track information, search, keep statistics and get feedback or more - depending upon your specific business needs. Most web programs are quite customizable and can stand alone or be made to fit with your website seamlessly.

Please note that the demos can be customized to match most design possibilities.

For Disk Jockeys and Musicians  
Booking with blackout dates, Availability, Payment, Quote Generator, Client area, Event timeline, Music Database, Take Requests, Planning forms, Satisfaction survey, Referrals, and more...$299/year plus installation

For Veterinarians
Animal Clinic or Veterinary practice management. Stores and manipulates clients, animals, appointments, operations, medication, procedures. Generates bills, receipts and forms and tracks batch numbers. Fully network compatible.

  • Storing client details
  • Storing animal records
  • Storing vet visit details
  • Managing appointments and operations
  • Tracking the movement of medication
  • Tracking animal vaccinations
  • Keeping track of clients bills and payments
Community  Involvement
Forum based sites allow for community involvement and often provide exceptional features, especially for communication between members. Forum based, these software backends allow you to do everything from project management to sharing of files.
  • PHPbb Subdreamer
  • Vanilla Forum
  • phpCollab
  • Simple Machines Forum
  • Webwiz forums

For Event Planners & Managers
Booking with blackout dates, Availability, Payment, Quote Generator, Event timeline, Music Database, Take Requests, Planning forms, Satisfaction survey and more...$299/year plus installation

For Restaurants & Services that Deliver
Order online, have your choice of items delivered. Simple, inexpensive solution for restaurants, tux shops, gift baskets, flowers, auto parts, and more. Ability to use coupons, limit delivery times and locations, dispatch drivers, manage menus and order lists, online payment, immediate alert to incoming orders, easy to use, integrates with many existing databases. Call for pricing.

For Rescues and Animal Shelters
Maintain a huge database of rescued animals, adoptors, potential homes, health records, personality traits, vaccinations and more. Send out emails and update a central database using several volunteers to input information on give-ups, volunteers, foster homes, vet care, track new owners, publish directly to Petfinder, Saveapet, Pets911. This is FREE software under the GNU license, your only expense is the cost of local or online database setup. A list of features is here:
  Database hosting is additional and may not be necessary if your current hosting supports remote access.

For Real Estate Companies & Sales Persons
User Site    User: agent   Password:  agent   (to be customized to your specs)

Realtor Site    User: agent   Password:  agent

Custom designed site with features such as add Listings, Photos, flexible search, Yahoo maps, Upload multiple listings at once, unlimited fields, multiple property classes, multiple images, automatic thumbtail, virtual tours upload, save searches & mail notifications for members, limit login to buyers or agents, contact form, page editor ...$299/year plus installation

Live Chat Help - for any website
Know when someone is visiting your website and talk to them with Chat in real time. Allows for several customer service providers, canned responses, offline contact, and more. $299/year plus installation.

Onsite People - great sales tool
A unique way to dramatically bring your message. See a demo of onsite people, including pricing information here.

Helpdesk Services
View sample demo here    Username:  administrator    Password: password

View another sample demo here   Username: demo   Password:  demo123

For website customer support. Accepts attachments, open and close support tickets, canned messages, search, priority, and categories.

Image Galleries - Artists, Photographers, Family Albums

Coppermine Gallery Demo     4Images Gallery Demo    Gallery Sample Demo

Features include categories/subcategories, ftp & webbased uploads, auto-thumbnails, comments, send a picture, rate a picture, random pictures, admin panel, multiple galleries & albumns, stats.

Website Surveys

Take a sample survey

Get feedback from your website in the form of surveys. Branching surveys (set conditions where individual questions can display), vary the look and feel of surveys, statistical analysis of results.

Project Management
Project Management Demo    Username:  admin   Password:  admin

For use in many business scenarios, this allows for project managment with tasks, contacts, files, tickets, forums, calendars, and project timelines including Gantt charts. Keep track of vendors, clients, suppliers, consultants, internal projects online. Corraboration tool with many business applications.

Classified Ads
A classified system featuring categories, subcategories, variable fields, custom email notifications, approval, auto thumbnail generation, management by user and send to a friend.

Poll Demos   Other Script Demos

Animal Shelters, Rescues, Zoos, Veterinarians

Rescue, Veterinary or Shelter?  Keep track of animals in your care with shelter tracking software. Keep track of volunteers, animals, adoptors, medical care and more.

Compare Shelter/Rescue Software here

Download ASM Shelter Management Software here FREE. - Full featured, open source, tracking software suitable for rescues, shelters, veterinary or surgery clinic. Secure because it runs on your computer. It can be linked to a shared on-line database (requires very specific hosting requirements - contact us) or intranet.

Compare Veterinary Care Software

FREE Pedigree Program - WinCanis Pedigree  - Create instant online pedigrees and track health, breeding, show and individual records. You must input the dogs you want to track (breed database not included).

Other Breeder's Pedigree Programs:

Breeders Assistant

Anim-All 2000

Castle's Pedigree & Color Genetics Program

Champion Solutions

Breed Mate

Pedigree Generator


Grand Champion Software (rabbits)

iBreed Pedigree & Livestock Management System


Pedigrees 2000


Evans Software

Website Software & Scripts

  • Easy Edit Pro (easy editing CMS)
  • pMachine (blog/forum)
  • Podcasting
  • Calendarix (calendar)
  • Photopost Photo Gallery
  • (calendar)
  • phpMyFamily (geneology)
  • Wordpress (blog)
  • (blog)
  • (blog)
  • (gallery)
  • profotosoftware (gallery)
  • usanetcreations (auction)
  • phpauction (auction)
  • Lifetype (blog)
  • OpenDB (downloads, music inventory)
  • OpenAds (adserver)
  • AzDGDatingLite (dating site)
  • phpCollab (share files)
  • Aardvark (member log in, search, statistics)
  • Photo Assist (gallery)


"Blog" stands for Web Log - where entries are made in journal style and displayed in reverse chronological order.

Word Press - WordPress is a personal publishing tool with focus on aesthetics and featuring cross-blog tool, password protected posts, importing, typographical niceties, multiple authors, bookmarklets.

B2 Evolution - A blog script featuring multiple blogs, categories/sub-categories, skins, search function, multiple languages, search engines friendly URLs.

Nucleus - A powerful blog script featuring multiple blogs, multiple authors, drafts and future posts, bookmarklets.

Expression Engine - A Feature rich web publishing system for content driven websites. Features various add-on modules for mailing list, photo gallery, simple ecommerce, discussion forum, search, referral, stats, RSS, recently updated pages, weblog, wiki, templates and more. An all in one solution.

CMS - Content Management Systems
(or Do-it-yourself Updating)

Content Management Systems allow non-technically savvy individuals to update, change and edit the text, links and photos on their web site using a web browser. Often they'll include other features such as news feeds or calendars that are easily updated.

Drupal - An advanced portal with collaborative book, search engines friendly URLs, online help, roles, full content search, site watching, threaded comments, version control, blogging, news aggregator.

Geeklog - A portal system with a wide range of modules. Calendar, multi-language support, spam protection, media gallery, wiki and other plugins.

Joomla - Joomla! is one of the most powerful Open Source Content Management Systems on the planet. It is used all over the world for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications. Joomla! is easy to install, simple to manage, and reliable.

Mambo Open Source - A professional level yet easy to use Content Management System featuring inline WYSIWYG content editors, newsfeeds, syndicated news, banners, mailing users, links manager, statistics, content archiving, date based content, 20 languages, modules and components.

PHP-Nuke - One of the most popular community-based portals with a big choice of modules and languages.

PHP-WCMS - phpWCMS is perfect for professional, public and private users. It is very easy to learn and gives you the flexibility to separate layout and content. Lots of powerful but simple implemented features assists publishers and web developers too.

PHPWebsite - Very powerful Content Management System with document manager, announcements, menu manager, photo album, block maker, FAQ, web pages maker, polls, information categorizer, calendar, link manager, form generator.

Post-Nuke - Content Management System with focus on flexibility and security. A big variety of modules and blocks makes this CMS an allround tool. Web based administration panel, permissions, supports templates, W3c compliant, mail module, censor asterisks to replace offending words, legal generic documents, FAQs database, member lists, private messaging, polls, quotes, ratings, recommendations, reviews, banner module, credit module, statistics module, calendar.

Site Frame - A straightforward content-management system designed for rapid deployment of community-based websites. Nice-looking templates, oriented toward document-sharing, clean interface.

Xoops - A very popular advanced portal system - database driven, modules that can be installed/uninstalled, personalization, template based message system, skins and themes for a customized look.

Customer Relations

Crafty-Syntax - A Live Help chat system featuring monitor your visitors, proactively open a chat session, multiple chat sessions, referer tracking, page view tracking, multiple operators, canned responses/images/URLs, multiple departments each with different icons, leave a message.

Help Center Live - Very powerful all-in-one help center including Live Help, Support Tickets and FAQ. Features include unlimited operators/departments, monitor visitors, initiate chat, collect visitor's information, track visitor's footprint, autosave chat transcripts, canned messages, leave a message, auto-assign tickets to operators, unlimited FAQ topics.

osTicket - A Support Tickets system featuring email piping, pop3 login, unlimited email addresses, admin/staff/user panels, avoid autoresponder loops, limit maximun tickets user can have opened, accept attachments and limit size, pager alerts for admin.

Support Tickets - A simple, one-admin Support Tickets system featuring self-registering, emailing to admin, attachments.

Logic Helpdesk - A Support Tickets system featuring multiple email addresses, admin/staff/user panels, canned responses, HTML tags support, email limit on a per user/day basis, attachments.

Discussion Boards

PHPBB2 - A widely-popular open-source bulletin-board package, works well, simple user interface and admin panel, clean look, scales well, and can be customized.

SMF - Elegant. Effective. Powerful. Free. SMF is all of the above. SMF is a next-generation community software package and is jam-packed with features, while at the same time having a minimal impact on resources.

E-Commerce Shopping Carts

Cubecart - An easy to use yet powerful shopping cart featuring unlimited categories and products, multiple payment gateways, downloadable products. The design is very easy to modify.

OS Commerce - A power-user shopping cart with a big variety of modules and support of almost every payment gateway. A big developers community is ready to offer custom solutions depending on your needs.

Zen Cart - Zen Cart truly is the art of e-commerce; a free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart system. The software is being developed by group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants that think e-commerce could be and should be done differently.

Comersus - Control panel, online payments, real time shipments, ASP/Access, Rentals, Visitors tracking, Google checkout, multilanguage, add on modules, security, highly customizable, clearance listings, bundle products, unlimited product variations, wish list/gift registry, stock tracking, retail/wholesale customers, special pricing, out of stock messages, donation items, reward points, last chance listing, what's new, order cancellation, WAP capability, minimum purchase setting, hidden listings, personalized products.


FAQMasterFlex- Unlimited categories/questions/answers, web-based administration.

Recurring Billing

AccountLab Plus - AccountLab can lookup over 180 TLD's, have unlimited hosting plans, offer monthly, quarterly, six monthly and yearly payment options, handle tax. AccountLab works with PayPal, WorldPay (FuturePay), NoChex, 2checkout and offline payments such as checks or bank transfer.

PHP COIN - A full billing/invoicing application, perfect for online sales.

Image Galleries

4Images Gallery - An Image Gallery system featuring unlimited categories/subcategories, web-based and FTP images upload, auto-thumbnails, comments, send a picture, rate a picture, random pictures, extensive administration panel.

Coppermine Photo Gallery- An Image Gallery system featuring categories and albums, thumbnails and intermediate size pics, search feature, new and random pictures, user management (private galleries, groups), user comments, e-cards feature, slideshow viewer.

Gallery - An Image Gallery system featuring albums within albums, thumbnailing specific picture area, captions, rotate, reorder pictures, album-based attributes, album mirroring.

Mailing Lists

PHPList - A powerful mailing list featuring multiple mailing lists and attachments.

Massmail - A Website Baker module

Polls & Surveys

Advanced Poll - A highly windows-inspired poll script.

PHP ESP - PhpESP is an effective, capable, web-based survey application that enables businesses to create complex and advanced surveys, view results in real time, and carry out advanced analysis.

PHP Surveyer - Develop, publish and collect responses to surveys. Display surveys as single questions, group by group or all in one page or use a dataentry system for administration of paper-based versions of the survey. PHP Surveyor can produce 'branching' surveys (set conditions on whether individual questions will display), can vary the look and feel of your survey through a templating system, and can provide basic statistical analysis of your survey results.

Project Management

DOT Project - Project Management featuring companies, projects, tasks (with Gantt charts), forums, files, calendar, contacts, tickets/helpdesk, language support, user/module permissions, themes.

PHPO Projekt - Project Management featuring optional group system, privileges, calendar, contacts, time card, projects, chat, forum, request tracker, mail client, files, notes, bookmarks, to-do list, reminder, voting, language support.


Tikiwiki - TikiWiki is designed to be an international, clean and extensible Content Management System and Groupware that can be used to create all sorts of web applications, sites, portals, intranets and extranets. TikiWiki also works great as a web-based collaboration tool. TikiWiki has a lot of native options and sections that you can enable/disable as you need them

PHP Wiki - PhpWiki is a web site where anyone can edit the pages through an HTML form. Linking is done automatically on the server side; all pages are stored in a database.


Prices quoted are for the script/program only (does not include customization or installation) and are subject to change without notice.

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