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Just an aside but how many of you have used Miva?
When I started using HotMetalPro from Softquad they were promoting Miva enabled hosting solutions but I rarely came across anyone using it to make sites sell.
Those that I have come across seem to have stopped and started using php mysql solutions because of the added online support information out there.
Would be interested to know how many use it / rate it?
FindWhat.Com to Buy Private Software Firm Miva
In the first six months of 2003, Miva has lost about $400,000 on revenue of $ 1.0 million. In all of 2002, the company lost about $800,000 on $2.6 million in revenue.
In the first half of the year, FindWhat.com earned $5.4 million on $33.4 million in revenue. The company earned $10.7 million in 2002, on revenue of $ 42.8 million
We still use Miva Merchant for some storefronts, but with some of Miva's recent changes (requiring an expensive compiler) - we too are moving away from it. It's not portable like a PHP or Perl and MySQL based solution is - you can't just uproot a Miva based site and expect to easily plunk it down on another server.
Please sticky me if you prefer that to posting it here.
bunltd interesting points, thanks.
vibgyor79, that turnover figure for Miva sure concerns me, I used to do more than that with a product range that had a much smaller available market (not software I have to say).