I've just finished a social network, and went for a shared hosting... (because that's what I can afford for now).
I used Openfire(for XMPP private messages) and Imagick (for image resizing), but I found that I can't install them on a shared hosting. So I find myself with 2 options:
- Go for a dedicated server (which I can't afford)
- Use ajax for private messages (with less performance)... and re-size images using plain PHP...
I'm very confused not knowing what to do at this stage.
Do you think there is any other option??