Amazon Server

Overview

Using Amazon's associates program, the system would use a single VPS to handle a few dozen domains, each intended for one branch of the Amazon browse categories. Using a light, centralized MVC design pattern, the system would be capable of deploying a new, category-driven domain within 30 - 45 minutes.

Due to legislation in the State of Colorado by Bill Ritter, Amazon was no longer able to support Colorado-based affiliates and the project was closed, source code archived and VPS rebuilt for another project.

Technologies and Disciplines Exercised

  • From-scratch Linux server propagation and management using Centos 5.2
  • Custom MVC using PHP 5.2 and MySQL 5
  • Integration with Amazon associates services
  • Memcache for select system components
  • SEO for ISBN longtail results
  • Google Analytics goal tracking on successful redirect to Amazon for purchase

Status

Successful deployment, project closed.

Time Investment

Roughly 75 - 100 man hours.

Earnings

After domain purchases, template purchases and monthly VPS rental