I am building a web app (a web community) in which about 1000 users will have its own website (standard but customized), and I want that website has a friendly url like http://www.mycommunity.com/petersmith
With this url in the address bar, I want to show the initial customized web page (called for example: initial_page.aspx) but without showing that page name and extension file, so, only http://www.mycommunity.com/petersmith . I am thinking to use that name of the user at the end of my web address (petersmith) to search in my database which user number is that name, and display the customized data and design accordingly.
After that, once the visitor has logged in that initial page, I want to show the main page of that user's website, and I think it would be nice to continue displaying in the url the name of the user (http://www.mycommunity.com/petersmith/main_page.aspx). What do you think about this? It has important costs? The user will appreciate this detail of personalization of his website? I think the website http://www.myspace.com does a similar thing with their users, but I ignore if the
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