Would Premium users have access to PERL and PHP, so they can do interactive site things? Likewise – dare I hope – a mySQL database of their own?
While a static site is nice – what would really add value for me is the ability to have scriptinf and mySQL database capabilties.
Hosting will be a totally seperate package, not a ‘Premium Users’ thing. However, yes, perl and php will be available along with MySQL database. We’ve still to finalise the details, but this much is at least sorted 🙂
Also – how will domain names or such be handled? Will we be subdirectories? Sub-domains? Can we have full blown domains?
You will not be subdirectories – that much is for definite because the Control Panel software that will allow you to take care of your own site won’t do that. You could, potentially, if you wanted, be a hamiko.com subdomain – though I imagine most people would prefer to have their own domain. The chances are that the package will come with a free domain (.com, .net, .com.au, .id.au, .co.uk type of domain). Although we’ve not decided yet whether a domain registration will come free, it will definitely be possible to have your own domain, and thats the preferred mechanism really.
How will this hosting thing work?
Full details will be announced once they’re finalised 🙂 But it sounds like we’ll be able to offer what you want.