I am hired as a freelancer to create a HYIP for a client.
The following transpires.
Client: Please give me some ideas about my program... How much would i pay hourly and during how much time?
Me: I will set up the base of 0.1% every 60 minutes as you said you want this hourly you can change from there. Please provide FTP details.
Client: Hello, what you mean with ftp details?
Me: The login details to access your web server.
Client: But i don´t understand NOTHING!!! Please help me and if it is necessary i´ll send more money!
Me: Do you have a webhost or domain name?
Client: No i don´t. Please tell me what i must do and where i must go?
Me: You need to find a webhost that allows you to host HYIP with them, you can try google.com
Client: I´ll contact to you tomorrow and i´ll tell you the results...
Client: Linux is a better and less expensive platform but you may require asp or other features offered on the windows platform.
So, shoul i buy it?
Me: I am a PHP programmer, I also require the use of cron jobs so linux is best. please do purchase.
Client: Yes. I´ll buy this package and a new domain: ****
Tomorrow, everything will be available and then i´ll contact you.
Me: Okay, I shall wait.
I´ll contact you tomorrow.
Client: Couldn't connect to database server: Access denied for user: 'user_hyip @localhost' (Using password: YES)
Me: Have you edited anything?
Me: I see the problem there was a user change for the db.
Client: Yes, I tried to change my username and it stoped working!
Client: Which are my username and password to login?
Client: I can´t...When i put the password "admin" i can´t login.
Me: Were are you trying to login?
Client: How can i do it? I don´t know!!!!
Me: Try /admin and then login there.
Client: Works now, how do I set it up?
Me: Go to the config section and change the details.
Client: I changed the password and the e-gold number, did the save and when i return to the site NOTHING...ONLY THIS ERROR:
Couldn't connect to database server: Access denied for user: 'user_hyip@localhost' (Using password: YES)
WHAT MUST I DO?
Me: Did you change your database password or the e-gold password?
Client: I don't understand.
*I login to server and fix*
Client: I don´t know what you are talking about!
Please make you the changes. I trust you!
Me: Sure, I will need your E-gold number and password and details to set it up.
Me: Are you sure these details are what you want?
Client: The member can make the withdraw. The withdraw appears on stats but the money don´t go to member e-gold account and in our e-gold account the money didn´t go too.
Me: That's because you did not give me your e-gold password to automate this.
Client: Password is ****
Me: All set up.
Client: In FAQ section you and i said that: The minimum deposit amount is $5 and the maximum is $500.
Please correct this "bug"!
Me: Yes, you must edit the FAQ if you change things open the .php file in notepad.
Client: But please make this change now, then you teach me how can i make text changes!
Client: And i find this .php file where?
Me: On the site, download them and edit them.
* NEXT DAY*
Client: The program "not Working": no members and no e-mails...It´s stationary!
I need to put another rates and change our faq section.Need you help.
Please answer me asap.
Me: The program has been running less than a day without any advertising, no-one knows it even exists.
Client: OK i want to edit files now.
Me: Download and open with notepad change the text and then replace the files.
Client: I open the file index.php with notepad .Then, i change some text and i saved the changes in notepad. When i saw again the site, THE TEXT IS THE SAME!!!What i must do?
Me: Did you upload the new files?
Client: No I don't know how.
Me: Drag and drop into the site FTP window.
Client: I can´t do it...You are talking to a guy that is a trader and not an informatic guru.When i chose the option upload i must choose the file and where is the file.I can´t.When you have time you must help me!~
Me: Sure, I will upload the files if you send them in an email to me.
Client: I did all changes!!!!!!! GREAT!!!!!
Me: Well done, glad you got the hang of it.
* FEW DAYS LATER *
Client: URGENT! NEED YOUR HELP !!! THE PRPGRAM IS DOWN!!!
Me: Your server is down, contact your webhost.
Client: Now ,it´s right.
Client: HOW IT IS POSSIBLE THAT ONE MEMBER STOLEN ME $500 LAST NIGHT FROM THE PROGRAM???
HE MADE WITHDRAWS WITHOUT SPEND A SINGLE CENT?
Me: Your username and password is admin/admin this is easy to guess.
* ABOUT A WEEK LATER *
Client: I was stolen again. I try to find some money with a friends to put in the program, but if i can´t i will finish my program, because it´s not correct to have a program online that don´t pay to anyone...
They then decide to close their HYIP.
Oh well, I got paid so I'm not bothered. :p