Creation of a property portal with advert placing functionality. Our client had an old website built on framework but it was intended for only two cities: Krasnodar and Sochi. To make global plans real and to reach many other cities the client had to develop a new resource. One of the main problems was "How to execute client's plans and save as much money as possible instead of going through huge expense to create subdomains?
How does the portal work?
The resource serves for placing adverts about buying, selling or renting property. 3 types of users can place information there:
- private individuals,
- real estate agencies,
- property developers.
Each type of users has its own rights. For example, a private individual can't place an advert about renting out an apartment complex. All adverts are connected to Yandex.Maps: user can choose district of interest and find a property which fits all his or her criteria.
Advanced search looks like:
You can get following information from a product page: general description of an object, apartment planning, documentation (in case of an apartment complex by developer), geographical location on the map, salesperson's contacts and also have an opportunity to connect the salesperson via contact form.
Our solution — multiple domains
The main problem was to not divide the website into different domains and subdomains and not buy additional Bitrix licenses. Our solution is to develop and implement multiple domains functionality for second-level domains in the context of one Bitrix lisence. Our programmers successfully dealt with this task and now the portal allows to create innumerable quantity of domains. Therefore there is only one website and single database but requests are split into different cities.
The executed work is colossal from the perspective of software engineering: we created an original functionality, it supports many advert types each of which has many qualities. The portal has a huge potential. Now it is intended for the property of the southern part of Russia but in the future is has all the chances to move to the federal level and become one of the largest property portal.